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New York Combats Distracted Driving With Highway ‘Texting Zones’
On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York plans to install “text stops” or “texting zones” along highways to give drivers the opportunity to pull over and use their cell phone. 
Essentially, these “texting zones” are just existing rest stops and Park ‘N Rides decorated with Texting Zone signs. Cuomo said that 298 new road signs saying things like “It can wait, Text Stop 5 miles,” will be placed along busy roads to alert drivers to the closest Texting Zone locations. 
Cuomo says: “With this new effort, we are 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.”
Image: PCWorld

New York Combats Distracted Driving With Highway ‘Texting Zones’

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York plans to install “text stops” or “texting zones” along highways to give drivers the opportunity to pull over and use their cell phone. 

Essentially, these “texting zones” are just existing rest stops and Park ‘N Rides decorated with Texting Zone signs. Cuomo said that 298 new road signs saying things like “It can wait, Text Stop 5 miles,” will be placed along busy roads to alert drivers to the closest Texting Zone locations. 

Cuomo says: “With this new effort, we are 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.”

Image: PCWorld

News consumption is growing more mobile, but with the number of smartphone and tablet users on the rise, it might make sense for newsrooms to abandon text alerts — which can cost money for both sender and receiver — and shift to push notifications and that old standby, email.
Wrote Adrienne LaFrance over at Nieman Lab, in response to news that the Washington Post will end its text blasting news service on April 30.
Your teachers are onto you.
Via.

Your teachers are onto you.

Via.

If you’re an 18-29 year old black or hispanic woman with some high school education, and living in a household that makes under $30 thousand a year, you’re most likely a texting machine. (Select image to embiggen.)
The Pew Internet and American Life Project study on Americans and Text Messages finds young adults in general have mighty thumbs:

18-24 year olds send or receive an average of 109.5 text messages per day—that works out to more than 3,200 messages per month. The median 18-24 year old texter sends or receives 50 texts per day (or around 1,500 messages per month).
One quarter of 18-24 year old text messaging users (23%) report sending or receiving more than 100 texts per day.
Just over one in ten (12%) say that they send or receive more than 200 messages on an average day—that equals 6,000 or more messages per month.

Image: Pew Internet and American Life Study via Flowing Data.

If you’re an 18-29 year old black or hispanic woman with some high school education, and living in a household that makes under $30 thousand a year, you’re most likely a texting machine. (Select image to embiggen.)

The Pew Internet and American Life Project study on Americans and Text Messages finds young adults in general have mighty thumbs:

  • 18-24 year olds send or receive an average of 109.5 text messages per day—that works out to more than 3,200 messages per month. The median 18-24 year old texter sends or receives 50 texts per day (or around 1,500 messages per month).
  • One quarter of 18-24 year old text messaging users (23%) report sending or receiving more than 100 texts per day.
  • Just over one in ten (12%) say that they send or receive more than 200 messages on an average day—that equals 6,000 or more messages per month.

Image: Pew Internet and American Life Study via Flowing Data.