Police say it is impossible to determine if Bailey was texting while driving, or if another passenger may have been using her phone. Since everyone in the vehicle died in the accident, that question will remain unknown. But the trend of talking and texting on a cell phone while driving seems to be on the rise, not just for teenagers, but for adults as well. Only the state of Washington has passed a ban on texting while driving which will take effect this January. A few places in the country have adopted cell phone bans in cars, but in most places it is legal to talk and drive.
The horrible accident in New York in is a reminder to all of us to think about one's responsibility when taking the wheel. These four young women had just graduated from high school five days prior. Their cheerleading squad had just won a national championship and all were looking forward to their first year of college.
So Gather Members should talking or texting while driving be illegal? Have you seen accidents or close calls due to this type of distraction? Let us know what you think about this issue.