While some folks out there think there's nothing wrong with texting while driving, I beg to differ. It is a distraction, and the one thing we don't need is more distracted drivers out there on the roads. There are too many out there as it is. As far as I'm concerned a texting driver is no different from a drunk driver. They have the same reactions times, will exhibit many of the same driving errors, and will end up injuring or killing nearly as many people as drunk drivers.
Some states are trying to do something about it, including passing laws that will make it illegal to text while driving.
Some civil libertarians may feel that I've gone over to the dark side, but when drivers who text are putting my life and the lives of my family on the line because they can't seem to put down their damn phones and drive, I'm all for punishing them for their selfishness and disregard for public safety. If they were only ones being immolated because of their stupidity I'd have no objection to them texting as much as they want. It will only serve to remove them from the gene pool and prevent them from procreating. Unfortunately that's not the case.