Don't text and drive.
It's good counsel. For a plethora of reasons. For one, you don't want to kill (or even harm) anyone as a result of your distracted driving. Which definitely exists.
Here's another reason: Even if you have no prior criminal record, if you text and drive, and the worst happens, you can get six years in prison.
No, seriously. Six years.
Now, admittedly, this is a pretty horrible crash. Eighty miles per hour on the freeway, right into the back of a stopped car, with no skid marks.
But that's what sometimes happen when you text and drive. Even if you don't mean it.
And we still call that vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.