From an article on MyCentralJersey.com (Dying to text? Despite New Jersey’s tough ban, drivers continue to tempt fate):
The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis estimated in 2000 that 900 people a year died in car accidents associated with cell-phone use in the United States. The number of fatalities jumped to 2,600 in 2002. Cell phone use has risen dramatically since then.
Like I’ve said before, laws don’t work on issues like this. We need public communication that makes people who talk and text while driving feel like the morons they truly are.