What is so important about texting while driving? I see people doing this all the time and never can figure out what is so important that they put other people's lives and their own at risk. There have been many studies, including this one that showed how dangerous it is, yet people continue to do it. There have been many wrecks, deaths, and serious injuries due to it and yet the laws are still pretty lax. Even a movie, 7 pounds, was produced addressing the issue. The only thing that is going to get strict laws enacted is for a driver texting to collide with a school bus full of children and kill a bunch of them like what happened in Carrollton, KY in 1988 when Larry Mahoney killed 27 kids and injured 34 out of 67 on the school bus due to drunk driving. It was only then that drunk driving became a serious offense. Sadly, it's going to take the same thing, a bunch of kids getting killed, to make texting while driving a serious offense. Sad that it takes horror to open the public's eyes.