The president has banned government employees from texting while driving government vehicles, using government provided phones or while on government business.
There are a lot of government employees so if this executive order is followed this could have a big impact.
It is estimated that more than 812,000 drivers are on the roads during daytime using cell phones. This works out to be 11% of all drivers actively driving while distracted. Harvard's center for risk analysis estimates that 6% of all crashes result from cellphone use. That is 342,000 injuries and 2,600 wrongful deaths.
So listen to us http://www.maryland-law.com/blog/reducing-car-and-truck-crashes-through-distracted-driving-reduction.cfm and the president.