That would make sense. Texting while driving is dangerous. From 2005 to 2011, texting-while-driving accidents statewide increased 143 percent. In 2011, DMV records show there were 25,165 fatal and personal injury accidents caused by texting and distracted drivers.
Now, I have never been fond of the seat-belt law or even the cell-phone driving prohibition, but texting while driving requires people to take their eyes off the road. It can be harmful to the drivers who do it and the vehicle they distractedly collide with.
Stop texting while you are driving.
(An editing change was made from the original story to reflect the number of tickets issued in 2012.)
Cary Brunswick, of Oneonta, is a freelance writer and editor. He can be reached at email@example.com. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.