You’ve probably experienced cars in front of you who don’t move when a light turns green or cars who drift into your lane in city traffic. You may have noticed that a lot of them are conversing on their cell phones, or worse, they are texting with their phones. Yikes, how much worse can it get!?

Almost all states permit conversational cell phone use while driving. Those that allow it may have some restrictions on teens, drivers under 21, and school bus and/or transit bus drivers. But text messaging is out of the question as of 2013 in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. A state by state list of cell phone use laws while driving, with specific restrictions where conversational and texting cell phone usages are considered violating “distracted driving” laws, is provided in the sources below. READ MORE