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.