CNBC’s Phil LeBeau has also been talking about the dangers of texting while driving, including this article from Car and Driver magazine.

Here he is discussing the Car and Driver study on the Today Show on MSNBC. The evidence is clearly presented and really frightening.

In this still from that Today Show story, you can see four results for the same car driven by the same driver. But look at how the stopping distance is affected by alcohol or distractions like email and texting.

It ought to be common sense: pay attention to the road ahead and the traffic around you.

Anything that distracts you while driving makes you more dangerous.

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