It looks like US lawmakers are considering passing legislation banning textng, but only why someone is driving. According to the American Press there are currently 14 states and DC that have banned texting while driving, but this law would ban it throughout the US.
A study released last week by the "Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that when drivers of heavy trucks texted, their collision risk was 23 times greater than when not texting. The also said that "dialing a cell phone and using or reaching for an electronic device increased risk of collision about six times in cars and trucks." So at least from their study it does seem that texting is a lot worse.
To enforce the law states have to ban texting and emailing while driving or they would lose 25% of their yearly highway funding.
The best thing though is some of you out there are wondering if police would go crazy and start ticket anyone but the law will be limited to moving vehicules and parked or stopped vehicules would not be fined.
So for now if you are not in one of those 14 states or DC you can still text or drive from you cell phone, but really think about it should you? Not only are you risking your own life but everyone elses lives that are on the road to and that isn't fair.