Distracted driving is a major threat to traffic safety all over the world. In the United States, distractions are a factor in 25% of police reported crashes and account for 16% of all traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
While new technology is responsible for many of our distractions behind the wheel — such as ipods, smart phones, and GPS — some of the most common causes of distracted driving have nothing to do with technology at all. Talking to passengers, interacting with children in the back seat, eating and drinking are all extremely distracting activities for drivers to engage in.
This infographic explores one possible solution to the growing trend of distracted driving: Driverless cars. While technological advancements have only contributed to this problem up to this point; perhaps the next advancement will end distracted driving once and for all. Could self-driving vehicles be the end of distracted driving as we know it?
Infographic produced by the Law Offices of Daniel R. Rosen, a personal injury law firm in Denver, Colorado.
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