The law clearly states Do Not Text and Drive but if you look around in traffic, lots of people seem to be doing it!
Texting while waiting at the lights might seem safer but is still illegal for good reason. Let’s look at why.
The lights change suddenly, you are still trying to type that last word, the dumb phone won’t spell it and you go, just following the car in front. Did you look to see if it was safe? Is the driver in front making a mistake? You don’t know.
You don’t know anything, you’re just blindly following, worrying about that message you didn’t send. You are running late and people are relying on you. You need to send that text. What are you going to do? Can’t stop, that would waste time.
This must go on every day, thousands of times. This person is even trying to do what they think is the right thing. They are still driving totally distracted.
If you need to text, stop somewhere legal and safe, quickly send the message then drive on.
Don’t text and drive. Stay focused and stay alive.