Florida is one of those states which doesn’t prohibit texting while driving. With our congested roadways and heavy traffic here in Orlando, drivers must pay attention to other vehicles and keep their eyes on the road to avoid automobile accidents. The Institute recommends that texting and dialing a phone number should always be avoided. “Headset” cell phone use is not necessarily safer than “hand‐held” use because the distraction is created by other cell phone tasks that require your eyes to be off the road, like looking for phone numbers in your contact list or dialing. On the other hand, true hands‐free” phone use, such as voice activated systems, are less risky if the driver doesn’t have to take their eyes off the road. As a new generation of cell phone users who have grown up texting start to reach the driving age, texting while driving could become an epidemic causing more traffic accidents and deaths if the problem is not addressed. For more information about this study, see the Institute’s Press Release.