Texting and driving has always been an issue and is increasing today. People are over confident in their driving and think that it is okay to look down at their phone for only a few seconds while on the road. On average, it takes 5 seconds to send a message. At 60 mph a car travels 88 feet each second, a total of 440 feet. A lot can happen in those 5 seconds, whether it is your fault for not paying attention, or not being aware of your surroundings of all the other cars as well.