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Weigh in on how texting and driving should be punished

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Texting while driving is now illegal for all drivers in 39 states, but many experts say the laws don't go nearly far enough.

“People are getting a slap on the wrist for this,” said Jennifer Smith, whose mother was killed by a distracted driver.

Since her mother's death, Smith has helped outlaw texting and driving in many states.

"The first step is to get the act illegal, but then they have to go back and get the punishment to then fit the crime," Smith told NBC News' Kate Snow in an interview airing tonight at 10pm/9CDT on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Weigh in below on how texting and driving should be punished.