MTA Sign Seems to Encourage Texting while Driving

CBS News New York reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority “seems to have posted a sign telling drivers they should text. Approaching the Henry Hudson Bridge, it is hard to miss the electronic message board. It reads ‘No E-ZPass? **826 to pay toll now or bill will be mailed.’” The report adds, “CBS2 asked road safety expert Robert Sinclair, of AAA, what he thought. ‘“You might see that message and think that you need to get on your phone right then and text in order to pay the toll,’ Sinclair said. ‘This is one bad instance that needs to be changed pretty quickly.’” MTA tells CBS there are no plans to change or remove the sign. CBS notes that motorists who text the number receive information, but cannot actually pay a toll.