Gov. Vetoes Driverless Car Bill

Concord — A fatal crash involving an self-driving car in Arizona was one of the reasons Gov. Chris Sununu said he vetoed a bill on Monday that would allow for autonomous vehicle testing in New Hampshire by 2019.

House Bill 314 would have allowed companies or individuals to apply for permits with the Division of Motor Vehicles to test fully automated vehicles — those that can navigate roads without any hands-on contact from the driver. To get the permit, the applicant would have to demonstrate that it has an insurance plan of at least $10 million and that each vehicle previously had been tested in a closed environment, among other requirements.