Most teenagers are constantly connected to their friends through social messaging, the Internet and their cellphones. While technological innovation is not necessarily bad, the need to connect at all times can pose special risks to people when teens cannot refrain from connecting with others by texting while they are driving, even though it is against the law in Wisconsin and in many other states.
Despite news reports and warnings about the dangers of texting and driving, teens and adults continue to engage in the risky behavior. When people look down at their cellphones to read a text message or respond to one, their eyes are no longer on the road. They thus run the risk of causing an accident due to the resulting distraction.