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Texting while driving is dangerous, and to ensure the safety of its motorists, New York has made it a primary offense for a driver to use a cell phone at all. The problem with a ban on texting while driving, though, is that it can be hard for police to enforce the law since most people text with the phone down by their lap.

Filmmaker explores consequences of deadly distractions in new documentary

For his latest project, 70-year-old filmmaker Werner Herzog is exploring the dangers of texting while driving in a 35-minute short film that emotionally recounts how lives have been forever changed by the issue.