The invention of cell phones has taken over today’s society. People all over the world use them for multiple tasks. For example, we use these cellular devices for social media and keeping in touch with other people usually through calling or texting. Today, people are very attached to their phones and find it necessary to use their phones, even while driving. Texting and driving has become a large problem and the leading death of teenagers. Texting and driving are one of the largest distractions in the world with the growing world of cellular devices and the improvements of texting. Today, people are always fixated on their phones checking social media or their messages. This is becoming a distraction to teens while driving and it is very dangerous to not only the person behind the wheel but to others in the vehicle or even others in different vehicles that are on the road. Between the ages of 16 and 19, about 21% of the fatal car crashes involve using a phone at the wheel and it is expected to grow 4% every year. But it’s just teenagers that text while driving, about ? of adult drivers, confirm that they sent a text while driving. Automobile crashes that were caused by texting and driving is an increased tragic that has been happening to our nation for the past decade. It should be vital for the government to take action and enforce the no texting while driving laws, as well as enforcing the punishments given to the culprit. To help educate and better understand these laws, teens who are getting their driver’s license should have to take bountiful education classes to get a grasp on the consequences and dangers of texting and driving. So far, 35 states in America have banned texting while driving for all drivers. An additional seven have banned texting while driving from licensed drivers under the age of 18 and three more have banned it from only school bus drivers. This leaves five states that we are fighting for to put some kind of ban on texting and driving. Some of the strictest texting while driving laws are in Massachusetts. A novice driver can be subject to a fine of $100-$500, a sixty day-a year suspension of the driver’s license and a “driver attitudinal retraining course” if they are caught texting while driving. Adults are fined from $100-$500 as well and are severely punished if, while texting and driving, they cause an accident.The National Transportation Safety Board suggested that there should be a ban on any devices, including the hands-free devices. They also added that this national ban should be a much stricter law and push towards vehicle safety. Hundreds of lives could be saved by any law that bans texting and driving although members of the American population may not be satisfied with these laws. Creating and applying new texting while driving laws could support lowering the six thousand deaths and half a million injuries caused by distracted driving. It is very important that the United States must take action to educate new drivers of the distracted driving laws. This includes creating educational programs that are made mandatory as well as available to new drivers. The United States has to make a very clear as to how dangerous texting and driving really is. When teenagers are first rewarded with their license, they are also taught and given the knowledge of the dangers of drinking and driving. Teens aren’t given much information on texting and driving, and they get into the vehicle with the false knowledge that texting and driving is not dangerous and nothing will happen to them. These thoughts must be put aside and replaced with the knowledge of the dangers and consequences of texting while driving.Texting while driving costs thousands of Americans their lives each year and steadily each year this number increases as the popularity of texting increases. The United States government should take strong action against this rising action of texting while driving because while each state respectively has their own laws towards this, not all of them are strong enough to persuade people to put their phones down. The government would have to pass a legislation that would merge laws and fortify punishment in order to decrease the number of deaths while texting and driving that include all ages. In addition, the government should provide education programs that thoroughly goes through the dangers of texting while driving.