Expert Advice for Texting and Driving

All Questions on Texting and Driving

What are car companies doing to stop texting and driving?
I’ve read that texting and driving is one of the leading causes of accidents in the United States. While states are cracking down with tickets and fines, what are car companies doing to curb the incidence of texting and driving?
Eric Schad
Feb 15, 2022
How many teens die daily from texting and driving?
I’ve caught my daughter texting and driving several times. No matter what I say, she keeps doing it and I’m starting to get concerned. To strike some fear into her, I want to have a frank conversation about the consequences of texting and driving. How many teens are killed every day by texting and driving?
Eric Schad
Feb 25, 2022
Is texting and driving illegal in Colorado?
How much trouble can you get into for texting and driving in Colorado? Someone told me that you can’t even use Bluetooth while you're driving, but that seems silly to me.
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
How many points go on your license for texting and driving?
My daughter is a new driver, and she already got pulled over for texting and driving. Thankfully, she got off with a warning, but I’m worried she’ll ruin her driving record in her first two years on the road. How many points go on your record for texting while driving?
Liz Jenson
Mar 10, 2022
How do you report someone for texting and driving?
Is there a way to report someone if I see them texting and driving? There’s someone who I see on the road near my apartment all the time and he’s always on his phone. I’ve seen him almost hit someone a couple of different times, so I want to report him before he gets into an accident!
Liz Jenson
Feb 08, 2022
What is inattentive driving?
A friend of mine has a bad habit of multitasking while driving—eating a snack, checking her calendar, I think I even saw her pluck a few nose hairs once. I want her to stop but don’t know how to word it right. What does inattention mean while driving?
Max Werner
Jan 28, 2022
Is texting and driving illegal in Virginia?
My daughter has a habit of texting while driving and I’m trying to get her to stop. She says it’s not against the law. Can you tell me, is texting while driving illegal in Virginia?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 04, 2022
Are there any safe driving tips for Halloween night?
My kids are going out trick or treating alone for the first time, but we’re going to meet them at some checkpoints with the car. Do you have any tips for driving safely on Halloween night?
Will Baldwin
Nov 29, 2021
How do you use the Do Not Disturb feature while driving on iPhone?
Is there a setting that I need to change to turn on the Do Not Disturb feature on my iPhone? I would love to have my phone set so that I don’t get texts while I’m driving, but I can’t figure out how to turn on the feature.
Liz Jenson
Mar 09, 2022
How many people died from texting and driving in 2015?
I have to write a paper for my driver’s ed class about how many people died over the years from texting and driving. How many texting and driving deaths were there in 2015?
Mary Cahill
Mar 08, 2022
Is texting and driving worse than drinking and driving?
I’m a senior in high school, and I’ve got a big presentation coming up. I’m putting together statistics on texting and driving and hoping to find some information that would be really convincing. It seems like everybody agrees that drinking and driving is wrong, but most of my classmates are a bit more relaxed about texting and driving. Which is more dangerous: texting and driving or drinking and driving?
Samuel Todd
Feb 11, 2022
How do you beat a ticket for texting while driving?
I got a ticket for texting while driving, but I wasn’t even texting. There’s no way I want to let this go on my driving record. How do you beat a ticket for texting while driving?
Pat Roache
Feb 04, 2022
How does texting and driving affect your reaction time?
Texting and driving isn’t illegal in my state, but I’m trying to break myself of the habit. As part of my promise to myself to stop texting and driving, I want to learn more about how it affects my driving. How does texting affect my reaction time behind the wheel?
Eric Schad
Feb 22, 2022
Did Florida pass the no texting while driving law?
I’m moving to Florida in a few months, and texting drivers make me super nervous! I know they were talking about banning it entirely, but I’m not sure if anything came of that. Did they pass a law in Floriday banning texting while driving?
Alison Daurio
Mar 30, 2022
How do I activate my do not disturb while driving app?
I would like to avoid receiving calls, text messages, and other notifications when I’m driving because I know it’s not safe. Is there a way to turn on do not disturb while I’m driving?
Jacqulyn Graber
Mar 29, 2022
Can you use your phone while driving in Texas?
I just moved to Texas from Missouri. While I know there’s no law against using your cell phone in Missouri, I’m not so sure about Texas. Is it legal to use your phone while driving in Texas?
Eric Schad
Feb 08, 2022
Is texting and driving illegal in Georgia?
I’m going to be driving through Georgia for a work trip soon and I’ve heard they’re pretty strict about their traffic laws. What happens if you get caught texting and driving in Georgia?
Shannon Fitzgerald
Jan 28, 2022
Does texting while driving affect insurance?
My brother likes to text a lot when he’s at the wheel. I told him that if he keeps it up, he’ll get ticketed—and I know a bad record is not good for your insurance rate. Does texting while driving in particular affect insurance?
Maxine Boyko
Apr 01, 2022
How many points is texting while driving in NY?
I have a problem with texting while I’m driving. I know that it’s a bad idea, but my drive time is usually the only time I can communicate with friends and family during the day. In an effort to curb my habit, I want to assess the risks. How many points will be added to my license in New York for texting and driving?
Eric Schad
Feb 21, 2022
Does a distracted driving ticket raise insurance rates?
I got a distracted driving ticket for using my phone while driving. Will it affect my car insurance rates?
Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Are distracted driving PSAs effective?
I’ve noticed an awful lot of PSAs directed at young drivers, especially about texting and driving. I think they’re a bit ridiculous. But are distracted driving PSAs actually effective?
Eric Schad
Mar 31, 2022
Does Florida have a ban on texting while driving?
I just moved to Florida, and I want to familiarize myself with the local driving laws. Texting while driving was banned in my previous state, but I don’t know if it is here. Does Florida ban texting and driving?
Eric Schad
Feb 11, 2022
Can texting while driving affect insurance rates?
I have a habit of texting while driving. I know it's bad, but can it affect my insurance rates? I already pay a lot because I'm only 18.
Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Is texting and driving illegal in Kansas?
I’m trying to get my teenager to stop texting while driving. She doesn’t think it’s against the law. Can you help us settle this? Is texting and driving illegal in Kansas?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 22, 2022
Is texting and driving illegal in Ohio?
I was checking a text while sitting at a red light and my friend told me I could get a ticket for that. If I’m not moving, I don’t see what the problem is. Is it illegal to text and drive in Ohio?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 08, 2022
Which is the most dangerous kind of distracted driving?
I know that distracted driving is super dangerous, but I don’t really know what the worst thing you can do is. What type of distracted driving is the most dangerous?
Eric Schad
Mar 31, 2022
What is the difference between distracted driving and inattentive driving?
I’ve often heard distracted driving and inattentive driving used interchangeably, but is there actually a difference between the two?
Tiffany Leung
Jan 19, 2022
What are the three main categories of distracted driving?
I have to do a presentation in my driver’s education class about distracted driving. What are the three types of distracted driving?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 08, 2022
How many people died from distracted driving in 2018?
I am doing a presentation at work about motor safety and the dangers of texting and driving. I’m trying to pull together some data. In 2018, how many people died from distracted driving?
Mary Cahill
Mar 08, 2022
How much is a texting and driving ticket in Illinois?
I got the ticket this morning but I have to wait to pay it until it shows up on my account. I want to make sure that I budget enough money for it, especially if it’s going to be expensive. How much is a cell phone ticket in Illinois?
Liz Jenson
Jan 24, 2022

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free