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You Saw This Coming of the Day: NY State Launches "Text Stops" to Discourage Texting & Driving

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In an effort to dissuade drivers from using the cellphones while driving, a total of 91 "text stops" have been installed across major highways in New York State where motorists can stop the car to send their text messages. The new accommodations come off the heels of a recent crackdown on texting drivers by the law enforcement, which has resulted in over 365% increase in the number of summons and tickets issued since last summer. During a press conference announcing the rest areas, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo added that the state would do everything in its power to combat the threat of distracted drivers, citing heightened penalties and new detection techniques.

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