Imagine yourself driving. You see a football field ahead of you. Now, put the pedal to the metal until you get to a good 55 mph.
Look to your left and look to your right. There are other drivers all around you. The minute your front tires hit the field, CLOSE YOUR EYES. Drive the entire length of the football field with your eyes closed.
Did you make it to the end without hitting anyone? Did the teen following your example make it to the end as well?
I think it should be illegal to text and drive in EVERY state. Period.