When it comes to dangerous activities on the road, texting and driving is among the most serious of offenses. No matter who you are or how experienced you are behind the wheel, if you choose to text and drive, you may end up paying with your life.
Whether you choose to send free text online or you simply choose to wait until you can safely send a text from your phone, they are both better ideas than texting while driving. Texting while behind the wheel is not only a distraction, but it also requires you to remove your hands from the steering wheel, gear shift and other important vehicle components. This can ultimately slow your reaction time in the event of a driving emergency, and it's one more way that texting while driving can cause accidents.
If you're interested in more ways to safely use mobile devices while on the road, you may want to contact your vehicle's manufacturer, as well as your phone service provider. These entities will be able to give you more information on safety devices and safe practices that you can use to still communicate with your family and friends on the road while remaining safe.