Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces ‘text stop’ signs on state highways to combat distracted driving

Nearly 300 new signs are popping up along major New York state highways, directing drivers to "text stops." Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 91 designated texting

Nearly 300 new signs will remind drivers to wait to text until the next rest stop or park-and-ride.

Nearly 300 new signs will remind drivers to wait to text until the next rest stop or park-and-ride. (9/24/13)

NEW YORK - Nearly 300 new signs are popping up along major New York state highways, directing drivers to "text stops."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 91 designated texting zones Monday as the latest effort in the campaign against distracted driving.

The text-safe zones are located at already existing rest stop and park-and-ride lots, with signs reminding drivers that their text message can wait until they safely pull off the road.

The governor signed legislation back in July that boosted the penalty for texting and driving from three to five points on a license. Another bill increased the suspension time for young and new drivers who commit the offense.
 

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