Oprah cracks down on texting while driving

File photo of television host Oprah Winfrey

January 22, 2010 7:38:58 AM PST
Talk show host Oprah is asking people to give up text messaging while they drive.That subject was the focus of her show Monday, and she urged audience members, as well as the general public, to give up texting while driving.

Audience members wore campaign kickoff t-shirts that said "I took the pledge, will you? Don't tempt fate that text can wait."

Winfrey says texting behind the wheel is the equivalent of having four drinks and driving.

Several guests Monday had family members killed in accidents because of distracted drivers who were texting or talking on a phone.