Feroleto Law, Buffalo NY

Texting and driving more dangerous than drunken driving

A leading road safety group, the Governors Highway Safety Association, supports banning drivers from sending and receiving text messages. Texting creates a greater risk of crashing than even drunken driving.

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that truckers sending text messages are 23 times more likely to cause a crash or near-crash than a nontexting trucker. Texting car drivers, according to a University of Utah study using a driving simulator, are eight times more likely to crash. State and Federal governments can reduce needless death and disabilities to innocent men women and children by enacting laws banning texting now.