Have you looked around at the state of the country lately? Something needs re-thinking.
We do not have a constitutional right to drive. We have a constitutional right to travel. As long as we’re allowed to go from A to B, the “rights” question is satisfied, whether it’s us or a machine at the controls.
As to your dictionary, I don’t generally source my understanding of terminology from crowd-sourced internet slang dictionaries. The Webster definition is:
a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
I’ll point out that none of what I said was racist or nationalist, and did not advocate for a dictatorship. It simply pointed out that if people operating dangerous machinery refuse to do it responsibly and kill more than 30,000 people per year, someone somewhere has to step in and deal with the problem.
I actually advocate for laws requiring stricter driver training and licensure, something more akin to what pilots have to do in order to be allowed to fly. But I also recognize that that’s never going to happen because at least today’s crop of politicians are too afraid of losing votes to propose something like that.
In the absence of the ability to prevent 30,000+ deaths per year through better driver training, automation is going to be the default solution.
And I stand by the idea that “liberty” does not mean “abdication of responsibility to self and others.” If you want the freedom to operate your own 2,000 pound death machine, then you need to display the responsibility necessary to operate it safely or the freedom should be taken away from you because you’ve shown you can’t or aren’t willing to handle it like a grownup.