So, the NYT has posted a "game" which helps you estimate how you'd do texting while driving.
For the record, I never text while driving. I can barely text while walking. Just ask my daughter.
But having said that, I believe this game is an unfair representation of highway conditions. Under normal circumstances it's not nearly as eventful on the road as this game makes out.
Also, the game would not accept abbreviated answers. My imaginary friend asked which movie I would prefer to see. I managed to type in 'st' for Star Trek while actually clearing most of the underpasses. But the friend claimed not to be able to understand me. What kind of texter - for that matter, what kind of cyber-friendship - is this? If you're going to scare us straight, NYT, make it a realistic game.