If Google has its way, a Texas distracted driving accident caused by a person texting and driving could be a thing of the past. The introduction of self-driving vehicles into the state could drastically reduce accidents caused by a negligent driver or by a drunk driver.
The reason for optimism is that the vehicles that Google has been testing in other parts of the country are ready for use by the general public. The cars would be made available to the public operate independent of any human control. Because the vehicles operate without any control exerted by occupants, texting and driving or other now-prohibited activities would no longer be factors that could lead to a car collision with serious injury or deaths.