Txting & Drvng Kills 11 Teenagers a Day. What U Can Do to Prevent It Posted on May 26, 2015 by Larry Bodine Larry Bodine, Editor-in-Chief of PersonalInjury.com, interviewed by Michael J. Swanson, author of How David Beats Goliath: Access to Capital for Contingent-Fee Law Firms. Do you know? Which two states have significant penalties for texting and driving? 3,000 people are killed — and 400,000 are injured — by distracted drivers each year. On any given day, there are 600,000 people using cell phones while they are driving. It’s a real hazard. In three major cases, victims of distracted driving have been getting justice in the civil courts.