It only takes a second to send a text. The temptation, therefore, to neglect the road for a split second and focus on your phone is strong. However, the consequences of doing so can, at times, be fatal.
Statistics suggest texting at the wheel can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. Texting whilst driving makes you 23 times more likely to get into an accident.
Click here to view an excellent infographic on the dangers of texting and driving
A map has such small print, it's impossible to safely read it while driving. If you are needing to find a specific address, write out the basic directions in large writing and short sentences, before you drive there. If you must read the directions (not the map) while on the road, do it where you are stopped.