Sunday, January 26, 2014

Congrats to New York on Posting “Text Stop” Signs!

I was very pleased to see New York DOT’s “text stop” signs on a recent trip.  It’s no secret to safety people – as well as anyone who pays attention to the news – that texting while driving is a recipe for tragedy.  It’s the worst possible type of distracted driving and has caused far too much needless death and injury.
New York’s signs are basically a labeling device (as noted in this story) that remind drivers that they can use any old rest area for stopping and texting safely, and inform them that one of these “text stops” is a short drive ahead.

One can only hope that this type of educational device will have an effect.  I’m not sure how one can measure success of this signage program, but it’s certainly worth a try.

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