New York State Tries To Safely Accommodate Texting Drivers
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. New York State officials want to accommodate drivers who just can't resist the urge to look at their phones. Some people compare it to a crack addiction. But it's dangerous. So the New York State Thruway set up designated text stops where you pull over to do your business. Next, officials have the problem of getting people to hold off texting until they do stop, which explains the blue highway signs reading: It can wait, text stop five miles. It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.