Law enforcement officials say it is almost as bad a drinking and driving.
There are three main types of distracted driving: visual, manual, and cognitive.
When you text and drive, you take your eyes off the road, take at least one hand off the wheel and take your mind off what you are doing.
It only takes a second for the conditions of the road to change for a distracted driver to get into an accident. This is why accidents are on the rise when it comes to distracted driving.
It is the number one killer among teenagers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"There is nothing that can't wait. To be completely honest with you the few extra seconds it takes, wait until you are done driving that is the big thing," says Norton Firefighter-Paramedic Deanna White.
She says she witnessed a texting crash happen right before her eyes.
At Drive Team in Cuyahoga Falls, drivers can learn firsthand how dangers texting and driving can be.
"The dangers really come in when you understand even when you are doing 30 miles an hour you are traveling at 50 feet per second so even at slow speeds it is dangerous. So when you are getting up to 50 - 60 miles an hour you are traveling at 80 - 90 feet per second the risk is just incredible," says Ken Stout, Drive Team President.
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