Study finds motorists think automated cars will end distracted driving

Will self-driving cars end distracted driving sometime in the future? A survey of 3,000 licensed drivers from Erie Insurance seems to suggest so.  Fifty-nine percent of those surveyed think that self-driving vehicle technology — which is being developed in Pittsburgh and tested on our streets — will make distracted driving a thing of the past once it is fully implemented. That includes 66 percent of men and 52 percent of women surveyed, according to the Erie-based insurer, which has significant operations in Pittsburgh. The survey was done between Feb. 28 and March 2 by Harris Poll.