If there’s any evidence that we are already living in the future, it’s the development of self-driving cars. Previously a mainstay of science-fiction movies, partially autonomous self-driving vehicles are currently sold by Tesla, Inc., under the leadership of tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, and are being used in select cities (including Dallas) by ridesharing services like Lyft.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one in five motor vehicle accidents involves a distracted driver. Distracted driving is a growing problem in Texas, largely due to people using cellphones behind the wheel. While cellphone use while driving is a major cause of driver distraction, it is not the only cause.