We know how difficult it can be to completely ignore your cell phone while your driving as no matter how often we’re told not to text and drive, people seem to do it regardless of the warnings. A number of states have already passed legislations to help combat those who continue to text and drive, although New York will begin introducing “Text Stops” along its major highways and thruways.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the initiative on Monday, saying a total of 298 signs with signs that present messages such as “It can wait, Text Stop 5 miles” will be set up along New York’s busiest roads. A total of 91 Texting Zones will be set up in order to allow those who need to communicate during their drive the option to do so in a safe location, rather than while they’re barreling down the road at 80 miles per hour.
The new Text Zones won’t cost anything to New York to build as the signs will just be pointing to already existing rest stops and parking areas. The only thing that will be new here are the signs that now address the texting and driving issue, although if someone is busy texting and driving, we have a feeling they’ll be missing some of these signs.