Easy money collected by the state is an problem. When the local police show up with tens of millions of dollars of military hardware just because some asshole doesn't want to come out of his house, we have a problem of overfeeding the beast. Fines are not a punishment; they are a way to increase taxes without angering the "law-and-order" types. Do you not see a problem that the state has to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on special vehicles to try to peer into people's cars to try to catch them doing something that apparently has no other appreciable effect on their driving? Otherwise, if their driving was noticeably affected, police would not need to peek in their windows to "catch" these horrible criminals. This is not a law against distracted driving, it is a law against a behavior that certain whiny pussies don't like.
And you would be wrong in your "guess." I don't text while driving, although I do answer my phone if I recognize the ringtone. I, however, would be willing to guess though that you are one of those "fucktards" that think that everything you don't like should have a specific law to prohibit despite other existing laws that could be easily applied to the case. You believe that perfect safety and security should always trump liberty and personal freedom. It is this kind of bullshit reasoning that creates our tangled system of laws that no human being can possibly understand or remember. Life is a risk. Get over it.
Despite the whining that you and all the other safety-at-all-costs contingent seems to dwell upon, texting or talking while driving is a minor issue for public safety. It's annoying and occasionally causes an accident, but so do medical conditions, tiredness, animals on the road, road rage, talking to passengers and a whole host of other things. From all the paranoid ranting and obsessing, one would think that there were people dying in the thousands every day on the roads. I, for one, am tired of the very vocal, "there ought to be a law against that" bunch. If you are so insecure that you need the government to protect you against every thing you don't like and don't think anybody else should do because it hurts your sensibilities so bad, maybe you ought to find some nice gated community to hide. The rest of us are willing to accept the risk of living in the real world.