Distracted Driving Research Paper

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Cell phones, car stereos, passengers, GPS devices, and eating are the top five causes of distracted driving. “According to a 2009 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one of every five car crashes causing an injury involved some element of distracted driving, and 16% of all fatal automobile accidents involve distracted driving”1. Autonomous vehicles will provide a safer and more reliable method of transportation for future generations. By developing the autonomous vehicle technology, we will eliminate many of the risks involved in driving a car. Through a decrease in car crashes and fatalities, the future of the automobile will liberate drivers from focusing on the road, keeping their hands on the wheel, and can efficiently…show more content…
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