If you text while driving, your eyes are away from the road for a period of 4 to 6 seconds. At 90 km/h, this is like travelling the length of a football field with your eyes closed! Effects on driving are therefore very important. Moreover, using a cell phone while driving increases the chance of committing offences under the Highway Safety Code (running a red light, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to yield the right of way to other road users, etc.).