State troopers say cell phone text messaging is causing more accidents than ever before. The problem is that while it’s easy to spot people talking at the wheel, it is much harder to catch people texting at the wheel. Troopers
are convinced cell phone use is causing wrecks, but drivers never admit to it.
Trooper Lonnie Haschell sees drivers do it, but he can’t stop them. “Unless there is another traffic violation that occurs. If you’re concentrating on your Blackberry and then you cross that center line, you cross that white line on the side of the road, you have another traffic violation,” Haschell said.
Three states and 50 countries ban phone use in cars. But so far in Texas, only common sense limits texting while driving