I can hear the cry of fury emitting from the "texting is a right" crowd, those who I would call hopelessly addicted to personal communication devices. May I just add that this kind of law is made to protect those in the lower ebb of the gene pool, those who think they can drive/walk/eat/shit while staring at their device, even though it's proven again and again they cannot. Laws written today seem to be enforced these days to protect those that have trouble with the most basic of functions, such as,,,,speed limits.
Try this for a chuckle. Walk the city streets, walk in the same path as an oncoming texter, then stop in their path, and laugh as they walk right into you, fully enveloped in their silly little electrical drug.