Text Stop

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 9 20:41:05 UTC 2013

Are the Texting Zones secure?  I wonder when we'll hear about the
first incident of car highjacking or kidnapping while resting and texting.


At 12/9/2013 11:24 AM, Christopher Philippo wrote:
>On Dec 9, 2013, at 10:40 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > Is Wifi available? That changes the concept from "rest stop".
>I'm not sure about Wifi.  Cuomo, for whatever reason, didn't call
>them "Text Stops" (though that's what the signs identify them as)
>but "Texting Zones":
>"Existing Park-n-Ride facilities, rest stops, and parking areas
>along the Thruway and Highways will dual-function as Texting Zones,
>and signage will be placed along the highway to inform drivers where
>the Zones are located. A total of 298 signs will be located along
>major highways across the state, notifying motorists to 91 Texting
>Zone locations."
>One wonders whether NY reopened rest stops that it closed:
>"Truckers and the widow of a local trucker are fuming over the
>state's plan to close six highway rest areas to save $1 million a
>year to deal with budget deficits, despite pleas by long-haul
>drivers that the move will exacerbate unsafe conditions."
>Grondahl, Paul. "Rest area closings called atrocious." Albany Times
>Union. September 28, 2010.
>Christopher K. Philippo
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