The Society of Automotive Engineers have put out a leveling system for autonomous vehicles that ranges from zero to five. Zero, one and two being more human driver interactive and levels three through five being more automated driver system type vehicles, with five being the fully automated vehicle.
According to the CDC, every day over 9 people are killed and over 1,000 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.
The real problem with this, particularly with cell phone use, more so than anything else, is that people have become so accustomed to using their cell phone, it’s somewhat of an addiction.
Distracted driving is anything that causes you to lose your attention from the road while driving, divert your eyes from the roadway ahead, or takes your hands off the wheel while you’re driving.
Drunk driving is driving while under the influence of alcohol. Driving while impaired, generally, is considered operating a vehicle impaired by illegal drugs or prescription medications.