Nationally and in St. Louis, cell phone use and driving increases the risk of a wreck 400 per cent. The more difficult the task, the bigger the distraction. Attention blindness is a condition that occurs when St. Louis drivers and others get in crashes because they don't perceive a danger until it is too late. The numbers are staggering and can be found at Stlouistoday.com under the title: Drivers ignore warnings about risks of cell phone use.
in another article, texting has been banned in Florissant, Mo. Texting is already banned in Illinois and all cell phone use will be banned after January 1, 2014.
Hang up and drive.