Texting Zones Coming To New York State, Giving You Somewhere To Stop Use Your Phone
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
Using your phone while driving is illegal in many parts of the world, yet texting or Facebooking (is that even a word now?) on your phone while driving is proving to be a bigger issue than calling prior to the use of hands free kits. Fortunately it seems New York State has a solution that I imagine will be welcomed by many.
While I think many people will facepalm at the idea of little rest-stops for people to pull over and use their phone, its also a great solution to help keep people from using their phone while driving. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the installation of several dozen “texting zones” for the side of the state’s major highways.
The 91 areas will be added to pre-existing pull-off areas and will be marked with “text stop” and “it can wait” signs. This follow in the footsteps of texting-and-driving fines being increased to $150 + 5 points on your license.
It is an interesting sign and another strange development to the modern and technology focused world that we live in. Do you think it is a great idea or a stupid idea? Personally I think it is a great idea, having more places to let a driver stop couldn’t hurt and if it makes the roads a little safer, everyone wins.
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