Originally Posted by texasrs
Not sure why the driver lost control of the vehicle. Over correcting or equipment failure or TEXTING?
I am a deputy in Texas. More and more accidents are a result of texting while driving. Traveling at 70mph is moving at over 100 feet per second. Looking at your cell phone for 5 to 10 seconds . . . 500 to 1000 feet! When you look up, it may be too late. Texas law defines cell phone use while driving as "texting, sending and/or reading". Don't do it. Lives depend on paying attention to your driving: both offensive and defensive.
This is one of the few areas I would like to see a harsh, black and white law on the books.
Only legal use of a mobile phone while in motion is a map thay DOES NOT accept input while vehicle is in motion. ALL other uses, even 'Hands Free' are illegal. If caught using mobile phone illegally, it should be considered public endangerment. At a minimum the phone will be consficated and can not be returned until accused appears in court. Subsequent violations should include driver's license suspension because you are endangering others.