The constant use of cellphones is common is today’s society; however, the Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to urge drivers to refrain from cellphone  use while behind the wheel. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Sergeant Collin Stosberg:

Sergeant Collin Stosberg

” Anytime you’re distracted while driving, you take your eyes and mind off of the road,” says Sergeant Stosberg,” Driving is broken down into three separate tasks: perception, judgement, and reaction.  If you are distracted, one of these could lead to a traffic crash, so we encourage all motorists to put down the cellphone.”

Link to the  new documentary titled “The Last Text” on the Highway Patrol’s website.  The video features stories of real individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by texting behind the wheel:   http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/Anti-textingstickerrelease.html