That would disqualify all major party candidates of the last 100 years (and a majority before that).
I find the whole thing ironic - for decades I've been told not to worry about excessive government power, because in our democracy the leaders will always be reasonable, civilized people who won't abuse them.
Not some kind of crazies like the people who led [nightmarish dictatorship of your choice].
Happily for the rest of us, IT Guy is unlikely to be programming his own self-driving car.
I find it amusing that people are saying things like "No doubt at all" and "No question" when it comes to prioritizing their own child vs. a busload (or city full, or world full) of other people's kids.
The phrase really shows it's an emotional statement, not a reasoned one. "No question" means, literally, that the speaker hasn't thought it about it. Just is reacting emotionally.
I don't know why your mother got fined, but in my experience the authorities are very reasonable about this sort of thing.
If you break a traffic law in order to avoid an accident, you're extremely unlikely to be penalized. 99% of cops will not issue a ticket in that circumstance (although they could), and 90% of courts will waive the penalty if you explain.
My own wife got out of a speeding ticket by explaining to the court why it was unsafe to stay near a weaving driver.