If I asked you to close your eyes for five seconds, WHILE you are driving 55 miles per hour along a busy roadway, you would probably tell me I'm crazy.
The average length of time it takes to receive or send a text message is approximately 5 seconds. At 55 miles per hour, your car will travel the entire length of a football field! Anything can happen in that distance, including the loss of life.
It is a statistical fact that a person who's drunk at .08 blood alcohol is 4 times more likely to get into a crash.
Just Talking on a cell phone and the odds are exactly the same - a person is 4 times more likely to crash.
Texting while driving and you are 8 times more likely to get into a crash - just like being double the legal limit of intoxication.
You would never drive your car blindfolded or drunk – but texting when driving is the same thing. Please, just don't do it! As a driver you are personally responsible for the lives of your friends and family in your car, and the lives of all the men, women and children in the other cars on the road around you. PLEASE, just don't.