The NHTSA has evidently been listening as they have announced a new advocacy group called "Focus Driven". http://www.distraction.gov/files/press-release/dot0410508forweb.pdf
The United states Department of Transportation also announced a new website called distraction.gov. http://www.distraction.gov/
While that name may apply to a lot of governmental activities it is hoped that this will encourage individuals not to text or cell phone while driving and also encourage states to pass appropriate safety laws.
The "Focus Driven" website recites the grizzly carnage of people killed and badly injured in distracted driving car and truck crashes. Hopefully, their efforts and ours will gain some traction and save lives.