What I swear by. This is my mantra. I will not answer my phone for anybody while I am driving. My teenagers wont either. There is nothing so important that you must either make a call/txt or take a call/read a txt!!! While you are driving!
I get sick of hearing, but what if it was an emergency and someone/some animal was dying ( i am a wildlife rescuer) - my response to that is, will me, taking my eyes and concentration off the road be able to stop the flow of this event. ( no,as heartbreaking as losing someone/ be it a loved one or injured wildlife)
I will never be responsible for being that person that took another’s life!
What I do is, when safe to all, pull over and read the txt or call back, from a stationary vehicle.