I don't drive and I don't text, but I think that anyone who does the two together is extremely foolish and extremely in considerate because they are not putting just themselves at risks, but innocent people too.
I've done it, but only when sending two letter, abbreviated responses like np (no problem) or kk (okay, cool). And I make sure these instances are rare. Testing and driving is a needless hazard. In most Canadian provinces, it's illegal, and rightly so.
Well I appreciate your honesty in admitting that you have done it, and all I can say is that on the next rare occasion that you do it again, I hope I am not in front of your vehicle at a crossing. By the time you take 2-3 seconds to text np, then raise your eyes to the road, how much reaction time would you have at the rate you would be travelling? Just saying.....
Perhaps it is only the very young who do this! I also cannot do it as it, as even at traffic lights, it takes me a minute or so to find who I want to text and by then, the lights change.
I have the feeling however, that those who do this stupid thing, would not answer this question anyway, as they all know they are doing wrong and endangering lives, and therefore probably don't want to "own up" to this!.
I don’t drive, & my husband has never sent a text while he’s been in his car. A car has to be stopped, with the motor off, if the driver doesn't want to get a ticket. I wish everyone who does text while driving, would get caught & booked.