Texting and driving is as dangerous as driving while drunk, Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, told CNBC Monday.
Because cell-phone-related accidents are mounting, the interest in a nationwide ban against combining the two activities is gaining steam nationwide. Thirty states already have laws against texting, calling and driving.
“It’s as bad as drunk driving,” added Ditlow. “We have a ban on drunk driving, we should have a ban on texting and talking.”