Drivers are discouraged from doing anything behind the wheel that will prove to be a distraction, and one of the most dangerous forms of distraction is text messaging. Sending a text message can take a driver's eyes of the road for several seconds, and may take their mind off their task for even longer. Even taking a quick peek to read a text can throw a driver off-kilter enough to trigger an auto accident. But a text message isn't a one-way communication most of the time. There is almost always someone on the other end of an exchange.