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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Next stop?... the Text Zone.

Here another example of how technology and social media have changed our lives.

Andrew Cuomo, the 56th Governor of New York, announced there will be 91 "texting zones" accessible around the Big Apple city. The "texting zones" are visible thanks to 300 blue and white signs placed on state roadways.

The aim of this action is “sending a clear message to drivers that there is no excuse to take your hands off the wheel and eyes off the road because your text can wait until the next Texting Zone” confirmed the Governor.

Apparently, the rise in smartphones has made many people increasingly tempted to check their social media, make phone calls and send messages in increasingly unsuitable circumstances, and it's getting worse year by year. Cuomo also affirmed that "distracted driving is a major problem in this state and it is a problem that is getting worse and it is a problem that costs us lives. One out of 5 accidents today is attributable to distracted driving. Five times more fatalities from distracted driving than from drunk driving, believe it or not."