Associated Press
In this Sept. 20, 2011 file photo, a phone is held in a car in Brunswick, Maine.

Most drivers have looked at their phones while they are driving, whether they want to admit it or not. LOL, TTYL, L8R are they that important? If you think that sending a text while driving is that important, you better straighten your priorities.

During the period of 2001 to 2007, texting while driving was responsible for accidents that claimed 16,141 lives. At full capacity, the Energy Solutions Arena in downtown Salt Lake city holds up to 22,000 people. Maybe that will put things into perspective. Not texting while driving will save lives, possibly your own.

Matt Dalton

West Jordan