Is texting or using a cellphone for that matter a distraction while driving? Of course it is. But this game, or something like it, would do more to convince people than all the laws or bylaws one could put in place, even if the cops could enforce them with some significant percentage – which they can’t.
Give it a try. You will see how fast a texter you are for one thing and test your reaction time too. It isn’t perfect but gives you an idea of how dangerous it can be to take your eyes off the road for even a few seconds. “Education not legislation” is the key to this and many other issues.