The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328 in 2012. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011.
According to www.distraction.gov

This recent PSA out of America is a harsh reminder of the impact our desire for digital connection is having. While being distracted on your phone can be laughed off as harmless in the usual social context it has created a habit that is proving far more deadly.

Is it really worth it?