This Article explores the history of cell phone use and the new era of text-based messaging while driving. It details the legislative response of the states and the federal government towards the problem of distracted driving. Further, it explores the Constitutionality of the pending federal legislation. In addition, this Article discusses the role that new technology may play in curtailing the problems associated with text- based communications while driving. Finally, this Article offers why broader language in the ALERT Drivers Act will help address the dangers of all distracting activities that occur while driving.
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