NY Wants Texters to Pull Over

'Texting Zones' are coming

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New York State has a new way to cut down on distracted driving.

Motorists will soon see big blue signs on thruways and state highways¬†reading “Text Stop,” where they can pull over to safely send a text message, PCMag.com reports. Ninety-one “Texting Zones” are being installed around the state at existing rest stops and Park-n-Rides.

This summer, New York state police issued 21,580 tickets for texting while driving. That’s more than four times last year’s number.