In Western New York, a Geneseo State College student was texting while driving when her car went out of control and flipped over. There have been seven other texting-related accidents in this area that ended in death since 2007.
Although a texting ban does exist in New York, it is only considered to be a secondary offense, which means that the offender must have broken another law in order for a police officer to justify pulling them over. As a result, many counties have developed local laws that have made texting while driving a primary offense.
Texting while driving should most definitely be a primary instead of a secondary offense considering its deadly consequences. This student, as well as the seven other students, had a bright future ahead of her, but her life was shattered because she was distracted while driving.