1. You’re 23 times more likely to get in an accident.
2. Texting can be more dangerous than drunk driving.
3. A texting ticket will cost you at least $159.
Caltrans feels so strongly about the importance of reducing distracted driving on California’s roadways that some of our electronic freeway signs will have anti-texting messages today. No message is worth dying for. Whatever it is that you truly-madly-deeply need to communicate, it can wait.
For the safety of everyone who uses our roadways as a motorist or passenger, please-please-please don’t text and drive.