I have a friend who has lost all lunch time driving privileges forever and ever (amen) when we go to lunch, because she made the mistake of texting while driving with me in the car. At the time (several months ago) I was shocked. I had never seen or heard of anyone actually texting while they drove a car.
However, I soon found out that the practice of texting while driving is appallingly common. For god's sake, Virginia Tech even "did a study" and found out...surprise, surprise...that texting while driving is dangerous. A whole "study?" Really?
While people are writing laws, they might as well add laws against using a curling iron in the bathtub and jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. The fact that we now need laws to discourage people from doing something as obviously stupid and dangerous as texting while driving makes me want to sit in the corner, suck my thumb and bang my head against the wall.