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"This is really a huge problem," says the study's lead author, Dr. Andrew Adesman
Virginia is close to following the lead of D.C. and Maryland when it comes to texting while driving as a law regarding the issue heads down the final stretch, with one final hurdle to clear.
A bill has been proposed that would toughen Virginia's texting while driving laws.
Currently, typing on your smartphone while the behind the wheel in Virginia can get you only a $25 fine and even then its a secondary offense. That means a police officer has to have another reason for pulling a driver over before he can be cited for texting.
On Sunday afternoon, personal speeches were given by two teenagers who suffered serious consequences because of distracted driving.
A new survey finds that a majority of teen passengers have asked their driver to stop texting while driving.
Texting while driving doesn't just endanger others on the road, it can also threaten your wallet.
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