Cell phone use while driving quadruples the risk of an accident, about the same as if the user were driving drunk. Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times greater than driving without distraction. Vulnerable users of the road – pedestrians and bicyclists – are most at risk from death or serious injury by a driver who’s texting or talking on the phone. Trailnet is advocating for a state ban on texting while driving, and a law requiring use of hands-free devices when talking on the phone while driving. Missouri is one of only four states without a ban on texting for all drivers.