States Consider Texting Bans As The Number of People Texting While Driving Increases

Recent reports confirm that many drivers are now sending text messages while they drive. According to one study an estimated 20% of drivers are sending text messages while they drive. This number dramatically increases to 66% when drivers 18 to 24 are isolated. Due to the increase in texting and driving many states are considering bans or restrictions on texting and driving. This is due to the direct correlation between distracted drivers and car wrecks. Currently, only Washington state and New Jersey prohibit texting while driving; however, 16 other states are currently considering legislation that would ban or restrict this practice.