Text Stops Initiative

Continuing to advance New York State’s efforts to reduce distracted driving, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority unveiled special “Texting Zones” along highways that alert motorists to areas where they can pull-off to park and use their mobile devices. The “It Can Wait – Text Stop” initiative directs motorists to Rest Stops, Travel Plazas, Park-and-Ride facilities, and other parking locations along the Thruway and highways that can dual-function as Texting Zones. Unique signage was placed along major highways across the state to inform drivers where the approximately 100 Text Stops are located.