When you are behind the wheel of your car, the most important responsibility is safe driving.
Driving is a skill that requires your complete attention to not only control your vehicle but also respond in case something happens up ahead or around your vehicle. It involves continuous and complex coordination between your body and mind. Anything that prevents you from operating your car safely is considered a distraction. This video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows just how scary it can be to drive a car while texting.