As state after state outlaws driving while texting, they may want to consider this, from the Huffington Post:
from 1994 to 2011, mobile phone subscriptions increased more than 1,200 percent, from 24 million to 316 million. During that time, the number of traffic fatalities per mile driven has fallen 36 percent, and property-damage-only accidents per mile have fallen 31 percent. ...How is this possible? Either (a) there is no connection between phones and accidents; (b) there is a positive causal connection, but it is swamped by whatever is making the roads safer; or, (c) cell phones are making the roads safer (say, by displacing other, more dangerous distractions, or by causing people to drive cautiously while they're doing something they know is dangerous).