” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced “texting zones” to the state’s highways this week in order to prevent accidents caused by motorists who send text messages while driving.
In recent years, local governments across the U.S. have worked hard to curb the growing trend of texting-related accidents, but the arrival of new and more feature-rich mobile devices have posed a challenge to their efforts.
Just as rest stops give road-weary, long-distance drivers a rest from the road, New York’s “texting zones” aim to encourage hardcore texters to pull over before writing a message on their mobile devices. Drivers will be alerted to the 91 new zones via 298 signs strategically placed along state highways. “