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State Establishes "Texting Zones" To Avoid Distracted Driving

State Establishes

New York's crackdown on texting while driving comes with a little bonus - over 90 areas designated by the state as approved areas for stopping and using your mobile device.

New penalties of $150 fines and 5 points added to an offender's license for texting while driving will hopefully encourage many New Yorkers to wait to use their cell phones. The state is offering to help by designating 91 areas where drivers can safely stop and use their mobile phones. Signage will be put up to identify these locations for drivers. Here's the complete list of state-approved "texting zones:"

County

Highway

Locality/Specific Location

Albany

I-87

New Baltimore Service Area

Albany

I-87

Rest Area - 3 miles south of Albany

Clinton

I-87

Beekmantown

Clinton

I-87

Point Au Roche

Clinton

I-87

Valcour

Essex

I-87

High Peaks NB

Essex

I-87

High Peaks SB

Essex

I 87

Elizabethtown

Essex

I 87

Lewis

Rockland

I-87

Ramapo Service Area

Rockland

I-87

Sloatsburg Service Area

Saratoga

I-87

Clifton Park

Ulster

I-87

Ulster Service Area

Ulster

I-87

Modena Service Area

Ulster

I-87

Plattekill Service Area

Ulster

I-87

Malden Service Area

Ulster

I-87

Rest Area - 11 miles south of Catskill

Ulster

I-87

Rest Area - 8 miles north of Kingston

Warren

I 87

Lake George

Warren

I-87

South Glens Falls

Warren

I-87

North Glens Falls

Westchester

I-87

Ardsley Service Area

Cortland

I-81

Preble

Livingston

I-390

Mt. Morris

Livingston

I-390

Geneseo

Cattaraugus

I-86

Allegany River

Chautauqua

I-86

Chautauqua L./Ellery

Cattaraugus

I 86

Randolph

Cattaraugus

I 86

Randolph

Allegany

I-86

Friendship

Steuben

I-86

Kanona

Steuben

I-86

Campbell

Steuben

I 390

Cohocton

Steuben

US Hwy 15/I86

Erwin

Steuben

I 86

Erwin

Steuben

I 86

Hornellsville

Jefferson

I-81

1000 Islands/Orleans

Jefferson

I-81

Watertown

Jefferson

I 81

Ellisburg

Jefferson

I 81

Ellisburg

Jefferson

I 81

Orleans

Jefferson

I 81

Pamelia

Jefferson

I 81

Pamelia

Jefferson

I 81

Pamelia

Jefferson

I 81

Watertown

Orange

I-84

Wallkill

Orange

I-84

Middletown

Dutchess

I-84

Stormville

Dutchess

I-84

Fishkill

Putnam

I-684

Brewster

Weschester

I-684

Bedford

Orange

I 84

Greenville

Orange

I 84

Greenville

Chenango

I-81

Whitney Point

Tioga

NY 17

Nichols

Tioga

NY 17

Owego

Delaware

NY 17

East Branch

Sullivan

NY 17

Roscoe

Broome

I-81

Penn State Line

Otsego

I-88

Unadilla

Otsego

I-88

East Worcester

Suffolk

I 495

Huntington

Suffolk

I 495

Huntington

Cayuga

I-90

Port Byron Service Area

Erie

I-90

Clarence Service Area

Erie

I-90

Angola Service Area EB

Erie

I-90

Angola Service Area WB

Erie

I-90

Rest Area - 2 miles east of Eden/Angola

Erie

I-90

Rest Area - 7 miles west of Hamburg

Genesee

I-90

Pembroke Service Area

Herkimer

I-90

Iroquois Service Area

Herkimer

I-90

Schuyler Service Area

Herkimer

I-90

Indian Castle Service Area

Madison

I-90

Chittenango Service Area

Monroe

I-90

Ontario Service Area

Monroe

I-90

Scottsville Service Area

Montgomery

I-90

Mohawk Service Area

Montgomery

I-90

Rest Area - 10 miles east of Canajoharie

Montgomery

I-90

Rest Area - 2 miles west of Fultonville

Oneida

I-90

Oneida Service Area

Oneida

I-90

Rest Area - 3 miles east of Verona

Oneida

I-90

Rest Area - 3 miles west of Verona

Onondaga

I-90

Warners Service Area

Onondaga

I-90

DeWitt Service Area

Ontario

I-90

Junius Ponds

Ontario

I-90

Seneca Service Area

Ontario

I-90

Clifton Springs Service Area

Ontario

I-90

Rest Area - 9 miles east of Rochester

Schenectady

I-90

Pattersonville Service Area

Schenectady

I-90

Guilderland Service Area

Seneca

I-90

Rest Area - 15 miles west of Weedsport

 

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