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New York State Tries To Safely Accommodate Texting Drivers

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New York State Tries To Safely Accommodate Texting Drivers

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New York State Tries To Safely Accommodate Texting Drivers

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State officials have set up designated text stops along the New York State Thruway and other highways, where motorists can pull over to use their phones. Blue highway signs read: It can wait, text stop 5 miles.

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.

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