Stacks of wrecked cars are seen in a scrapyard in Rome November 17, 2008.    REUTERS/Chris Helgren        (ITALY) - GM1E4BI02FM01

Once the most open to self-driving cars, 64% of millennials now fear riding in them

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Americans in their 20s and 30s were once the most open to self-driving cars. But after a series of fatal incidents in March, fear of autonomous vehicles has grown sharply, the American Automobile Association said.

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Stacks of wrecked cars are seen in a scrapyard in Rome November 17, 2008.    REUTERS/Chris Helgren        (ITALY) - GM1E4BI02FM01
64%

While 49% feared riding in self-driving cars last year, 64% were anxious about the technology just last month. The AAA registered a smaller increase among all ages, from 63% to 73%.

Stacks of wrecked cars are seen in a scrapyard in Rome November 17, 2008.    REUTERS/Chris Helgren        (ITALY) - GM1E4BI02FM01
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The change follows news of the the first fatality linked to the technology—an Arizona woman hit by a self-driving Volvo operated by Uber—and news of crashes of Tesla cars in Autopilot mode.

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