The popularity of mobile devices has had some unintended and even dangerous consequences. Accidents due to texting and driving are becoming more popular and more frequent. A texting driver is twenty-three times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. When the cell phone was first invented it was made as a personal safety device especially if a person lived alone or some distance from family members. Many of us may line in regions of the country where sudden tornado or hurricanes could occur without warning. Then there are other events such as fires, flooding, and blizzards that may require a quick evacuation or move to a shelter. A cell phone is important to either get help to let others know a person’s location and level of safety. In today’s society cell phone are being used for texting and talking while driving. I would be lying if I said I never text while driving. I recognize the dangers, and try to do it as little as possible. However, there are still incidents that occur. Wednesday, I was driving down Eisenhower Avenue, and I received a text from my dad asking how my day was going. I went to reply and took my attention away from driving. Staff Sergeant Taylor spotted me and that is why I am writing this essay. Doing what I did immediately endangered myself, and anyone else that could have been around me. Due to my irresponsible action I also endanger drivers that surround me while texting. I have no ability to respond to events as they occur around me on the road. Even if I may be able to text while driving and maintain control and crashing if someone around was to do something dumb, my ability to react safety is severely diminished.