There has been legislature recently regarding hand held communication devices. Some States have banned talking and the phone and driving unless you are using a hands free device. Also texting and driving has been banned in North Carolina. On the news last night, a town in North Carolina is talking about a ban on talking on the phone completely. I case you were wondering, it's Chapel Hill
I don't know what the consensus is, but I use a blue tooth head set and talk on the phone while driving. I don't know if this town is worried about safety or looking for a way to increase revenue by fining those who do and will continue to talk while driving. I admit I am a little distracted by setting up an outbound call, but beyond that, I don't think I am any more distracted than I would be if someone was sitting in the passenger seat and talking to me.
I know we did Real Estate for years without a cell phone or Internet access, but I don't think I want to go back there. I agree with not texting, but I am OK with talking on the phone with an hands free device.