- Oct 4, 2013
New York adding 'texting zones" on highways
As AOL Autos reports, the zones are part of a larger push by the state to curb distracted driving, a move that truly began this summer when police were gifted with a lifted SUV. Rather than just looking brotastic - we're sure it did - it allowed police to see into the driver's seat and find the those that were using their phones while driving. The result was a 365-percent increase in tickets over the previous summer, although how much the crackdown actually did to discourage distracted driving remains open for debate.
Still, the idea of easy-on, easy-off zones for people to pull over and safely send a text looks, at least on paper, like a solid idea. We want to know what you think - will texting zones really keep people from texting and driving? If not, what do you think will finally get people to put their phones down? Let us know in Comments.