Even if you text while driving you KNOW that it is dangerous. I am not going to be a hypocrite and claim I have never done it. I certainly have, and I realize it is dangerous when I do. In fact I have done it and smacked myself because I saw how erratic I was driving while in the process of doing it. Now I rarely do, but if I do I make sure I'm on an open highway and well away from any traffic. Taht still isn't acceptable either. Just another way to pretend that I'm "not that bad".
Most states have banned texting while driving, including North Carolina's "No Texting While Driving Act" which outlawed texting behind the wheel in 2009. It prohibits texting or sending e-mails, with convictions resulting in a $100 fine and court costs. Rep Garland Pierce (D-Wagram) was the bill's primary sponsor and remains an outspoken opponent of texting on the road.
"Texting and driving is a dangerous addiction that continues to be a problem on roads and highways across the state," he said. "It is good to see the private sector and educators working together with the State to educate people about the law and the dangers of texting drivers."
I'm sure you've seen the many newer commercials around these days with people telling you stories about their teen sons and duaghters who have died while texting. AT&T's It' Can Wait campaign probably uses a bit of this fear mongering to drive home the message as well, but really how else do people learn these days? :P Not texting and getting healthy eating for teenagers may just turn your life around.