Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled special "Texting Zones" along the New York State Thruway and state highways that will give motorists a pull-off area where they can park and use their mobile devices.

Cuomo says existing Park-n-Ride facilities, rest stops and parking areas will now serve as texting zones as well.

Nearly 300 signs will be located along major highways across the state, informing motorists of the 91 texting zone locations.

The Governor has also announced a 365% increase in tickets issued for distracted driving this summer compared to last year.