Technology makes life easier but it also adds complications, such as in cases of distracted driving. Those smart phones are handy but when you’re behind the wheel, they take your mind, eyes and hands off the task at hand. Statistically, cell phones and texting related accidents represented a large percent of accidents on Missouri roads. This isn’t just a local problem, it’s a nationwide issue that has led to 38 states banning texting behind the wheel. Currently Missouri only has a law prohibiting texting and driving for those 21 and younger. However, regardless of if there is a specific law to prohibit distracted driving, there are laws to protect us from negligent drivers, including those which drive while distracted.