The minimal amount of time that your eyes are off the road when texting and driving is 5 seconds. That is at least 5 seconds that your life could change dramatically. It is extremely important that you are fully aware of your surroundings at all times. In a matter of seconds, someone in the opposite lane could swerve into your lane, but if you’re paying attention, you should be able to avoid an accident. If you know you are about to drive somewhere, text #x to everyone you’re texting to let them know that you will be driving at any moment and won’t be replying to any texts in the meantime. Save lives. Put the phones down.