I frequently scold my friends for texting while driving; especially when I'm in the car. People don't seem to understand that when they are texting while driving their lives aren't the only ones at danger. The lives of everyone around them is in danger as well. I would like to share a picture with you that shows what can happen when you are the one texting while driving and you aren't the one that gets hurt.
This accident just happened today. This vehicle was at a stop sign in a residential area. It was rear-ended (at 60mph) by a 16 year old girl who was texting while she was driving. Inside the vehicle is a 15 month old baby. Fortunately the baby survived this crash, but not without injury. The policeman is reaching in to comfort her until paramedics arrived. The baby has two broken legs and cervical sprain (hopefully not severe). She is currently in the hospital.
Please, please, please don't text, check facebook, or play with your phone while you are driving.