I don't know anyone personally who was killed by another texting driver, but a former student of mine wrecked her car and died of her injuries as a result of texting while driving. Another young woman in the small town where I live also had a horrific wreck for the same reason; she survived, but is unable to care for herself or her daughter.And it's a rather noble message you're conveying, I daresay. May I ask if you or someone you know have ever had a an incident or close call due to one of those irresponsible text-drivers?
Personally, I was driving alone on the interstate highway, and foolishly decided to set the clock on my new car. I looked up just in time to see the back of a slow moving low-boy carrying a piece of heavy equipment in my lane. I had no time to hit the brakes, and just reflexively jerked the steering wheel to the left. I missed the trailer and felt my car up on two wheels; amazingly, it didn't roll. In a couple of seconds, I learned a valuable lesson about distracted driving...essentially for free.