Poll: Do You Text While Driving?

Texting while driving is illegal in many different areas, yet it still goes on. There are plenty of people who think it will be okay for them to do it anyway, and their distraction causes an accident. Cars are mangled, and in some cases people die. Yet it still goes on.

A woman was checking her iPhone for texts while she was driving, and this led to a fatal crash. The families of those involved in the crash are now suing Apple, saying they knew their phones would be used in this manner and did nothing to prevent it. Additionally, Apple has a patent out on being able to render their phones unable to text while the user is driving, but they have not utilized it.

Meanwhile, it still goes on. Accidents still happen. People still die. How do you handle this? Regardless of whether or not it’s illegal where you live, be honest here. It’s anonymous. Do you text while driving?

Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.


  1. My phone speaks to me and I can listen to a text message. If I want to answer, I can speak without moving my eyes or hands, no more disruptive than speaking to someone in the car.

    Sometimes my answering doesn’t work. In that case, I wait until I’m stopped somewhere to answer, so no, I never read or write text messages by entering data or reading the screen in motion.

  2. I regularly text when I drive… using OK Google to read and send texts by voice command. Needs to be another choice in the poll!

  3. The data on distracted driving are damning and overwhelming. Even with hands-free technology, texting or talking on the phone while driving is a danger, and not only do I not believe self-reporting about who texts while they drive, I don’t think those who do it (again, even hands-free) even come close to comprehending how much it affects their focus and reaction times.

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