In 2009, auto accidents caused by distracted driving left over 5,000 people killed, and 450,000 injured. With smartphone use growing rapidly, along with new developments like Facebook integration with your car’s dashboard, the number of distracted driving accidents, it would seem, has nowhere to go but up.

Maybe not…

With Nevada passing the nation’s first law sanctioning autonomous vehicles this past June, how close are we to seeing driverless cars in every day life? Could driverless cars be the end of distracted driving as we know it?

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Driverless Cars and Distracted Driving Infographic