Send It Later

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on Texas roadways. In 2017, 444 people were killed and 2,889 suffered serious injuries in motor vehicle crashes on involving distracted drivers, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

With the quick availability to Instagram and Facebook, sharing a photo or video of your morning commute, talking on your phone or eating while driving has become the norm. Most people agree it is dangerous to use their apps — but do it anyway.

Don’t use your cellphone while driving. If you are tempted to take a selfie, put your cellphone in your glove box, purse or the backseat. Only use if it is an absolute emergency.

— Lisa Robinson is a senior program manager with the National Safety Council