When you are driving you already have several distractions within your surroundings. Not only do you have the radio on, kids in the back seat, or having a conversation with someone in the car, but the last thing a person needs is to be texting on their cell phone while trying to focus on driving.

Texting while driving has become very popular with individuals in all age ranges.  Texting while driving is illegal in 24 states already: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.  Hopefully, Texas will soon jump on the bandwagon.

According to My West Texas news, “ In a 5-2 vote, the Midland City Council agreed Tuesday on a resolution that gave City Manager Courtney Sharp and City Attorney Keith Stretcher the ability to develop an ordinance that would ban people from texting while driving.” I really feel like it would help Texas driving result in safer driving habits, and less accidents if texting while driving was made illegal.