There are many people out there that text and drive but little do they know at any second you look down at your phone your taking a chance with your life of dying or being injured bad. i know everyone does it even i use to do it intel i almost got into a car accident, but my brother pushed my wheel so i could go the other way to aviod the car crash, i was scared out of my mind. 
   Mainly, people that texting while driving is dangerous. 60 percent of drivers admit to texting while driving, and half of drivers 16 to 28 do it. i think the number is actually higher of the age rant. A young driver myself, I have friends who have been in accidents because of texting. Even so, they still text while driving. Not just sometimes, but nearly every time they're in the car. Teen drivers are constantly into there texting. Many drive with their phones sitting right in their lap. When it beeps with a text message, not all will reply to it, or will at least wait until they get to a stop light, but many will at least read the message.
   Some tips you should go by is when you're on the road, you have to stay off the phone. That means no texting, no checking for messages, and no reading emails. Only use a cell phone when the car is parked. If you find it hard to resist to check your phone, try putting the cell phone in the glove compartment. Don’t forget that driving is a privilege that you, a friend, can have only when you think your teen is ready to make safe decisions. your quote should be "On the road, off the phone." 
   Did you know texting and driving is a law in michigan? yes it is and it say "A person shall not read, manually type, or send a text message on a wireless 2-way communication device that is located in the person's hand or in the person's lap, including a wireless telephone used in cellular telephone service or personal communication service, while operating a motor vehicle that is moving on a highway or street in this state. " if seen doing this you will get a ticket $124 and will go on record.  The new law prohibits all drivers from reading, writing and sending text messages while operating a motor vehicle. this law is called Electronic Had Held Device.
   In conclution, the only thing that will make roads safer is if drivers decide to stop using cellphones in their cars. Let's all meet halfway and stop doing little thing that is worth taking a risk with your life and reduce accidents over a text message.