Pew Research just released a study. 47% of non-teen adults who text at all do so while driving. 34% of teens do so. In other words, 27% of driving age population texts while doing so.
I would like to propose that small fines are insufficient given the consequences of this behavior. I propose that the penalty for DWT be suspension of license for a period of time, with revocation allowed for multiple offenses. I propose that if texting contributes to an accident it have the same sort of penalty modifications as alcohol — increased jail time, increased fines, greater durations of license related penalties.
If you’re texting, you might as well be wearing a blindfold..