Local news reported that last year over 3,000 drivers just in the state of Texas were killed by distracted drivers texting or talking on their cells. A friend of mine who is a long-distance trucker told me that, in his observation, almost everyone on the roads, including truckers, are engaged with their phones. When I did a quick check I found that every day in the US over eight people are killed & 1,161 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.
Recently, I heard of a breathalyzer device connected to the ignition of a car that disables the ignition if a driver is intoxicated. Call me hard-assed, but I think cell phones should also be electronically disabled whilst people are driving.