What is the attraction to texting? I can barely press the keys to make a phone call. Texting is waaaaay beyond my capabilities. Making a phone call is a two handed, two eyed process for me that requires every bit of my concentration.
Texting? I would need complete quiet. That's not something I would want to do in a moving vehicle, let alone while driving down the street. For many years the authorities have known that distractions such as fussing children, music, and arguing can lead to accidents. How much more distraction would texting be?
How many people will have to die or suffer injuries before a law is enacted making texting while driving illegal? I suspect the price will be pretty high. We seem to be a mulish species, determined to have our own way until we are personally affected by something. Then suddenly, we do a three-sixty, converted by tragedy where we could not be convinced by logic.
Let us hope the price isn't too high in the end.