Between the two of them, they knocked back all but three ounces of a fifth of Smirnoff. Texting & Driving Is Illegal . In this age of technology, mobile phones have become the major and most deadly distraction yet. // While texting, his response time was 1.36 seconds. // Sending text or email messages while driving draws a driver’s eyes, mind, and hands away from the road. Driving distracted is as dangerous as driving intoxicated. //-->