said by IowaCowboy:
I personally think texting and driving or using any electronic device not permanently attached to the vehicle should be treated the same as drunk driving with jail time and license suspension.
The reason I say this is I lost a perfectly good car to a combination of alcohol and a cell phone (of course I was not the one at fault).
I say ban the use of all electronics not permanently attached to the car including hands free cell phones. What I mean by permanently attached is stuff like the car radio and climate controls. But I think cell phones, iPods, tablets, etc should be off limits while driving.
Being involved in an accident is no fun at all, especially when you're not at fault and you now have to take the bus because your car was totaled.
When you are driving, you should give 100 percent of your attention to the task of driving and zero attention to other things. If the phone rings, just let it go to voicemail, if you get a text just ignore it until you get to your destination.
Edit: And I forgot to mention that one of the passengers in the at fault vehicle was killed.
That makes no sense. So a car that has built in cellular, it's fine to use hands free talking, but a cellphone you can carry, it isn't fine to use Hand Free talking? The result is the same. Either allow both or neither.
And even a radio or a passenger can also be distracting to the driver.