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It's Illegal--and Stupid--to Text and Drive
The state of Illinois' ban on texting while driving took effect January 1, making Illinois the 19th state to outlaw the practice, and more states are almost certain to follow suit. The federal government has banned texting while driving for federal workers. These actions make good sense, if we want to make our roads safer.
We know that texting while driving is dangerous. In fact, a recent study by Car and Driver magazine showed that, in terms of braking response times, drivers who are texting are more impaired than drivers who are legally drunk. So resolve to personally follow the new law, and talk to your younger drivers about the dangers of taking their eyes off the road to read or send a text. Since January 1, the practice is not just stupid and dangerous--it is illegal.