Wyoming is now officially the 20th state in the Union to outlaw texting while driving. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has more
According to some studies, texting while driving may be even more dangerous than drunk driving. Obviously, individual circumstances vary, but if you are focused on typing R-O-F-L—Rolling on the Floor Laughing for those of you who are not up on the texting lingo--while driving, you may actually end up rolling on the floor—or road—but probably won't be laughing:
Lieutenant Chris Dahmke with the Sheridan Police Department does add, however, texting and driving may be less of a problem locally than in bigger cities. Still, drivers who are caught violating Wyoming's new law face a $75 fine. But, since it is a primary offense, it is less clear how accident-less violators will be caught:
He also adds that if you simply must text while behind the wheel:
Though most studies, as well as common sense, indicate texting and driving is hazardous for all occupants on the roadways, the reports are mixed on how effective these anti-texting laws are in reducing texting-related auto accidents.