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41 states and the District of Columbia ban text messaging for all drivers. In most of them it's a "primary law," meaning that an officer can ticket the driver for the offense without any other traffic violation taking place.*
11 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, and West Virginia) and Washington, D.C., prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. A majority of states ban cell phone use for novice drivers (under age 18).
We live in a fast-paced world where multitasking is a way of life, but in order to continue multitasking, we need to stay alive. So while driving, just drive. There'll be plenty of time to do 50 things at once when we get where we need to go.