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Updated: Sunday, 08 May 2011, 6:54 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 08 May 2011, 2:08 PM EDT
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Some drivers need a constant reminder that it's against the law to send text messages while you're behind the wheel.
It's tough to miss that message when you're driving along Interstate 91 in Springfield. You can't miss the electronic warning that texting while driving can land you in a heap of trouble.
The signs are just as emphatic that teenagers risk being arrested If they use a cell phone while driving. Warning signs have been commonplace on I-91 in Connecticut for sometime.
Paul Mockalis of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, told 22News, he's pleased Massachusetts has adopted the same approach.
“Well I think it's a good message. They should not be texting and driving period. I mean it's a distraction and guys like me on a motorcycle, they're driving through and not paying attention to the road,” said Paul Mockalis.
Most drivers 22News spoke with feel that it's not enough just to tell people once that texting and driving don't mix, drivers need constant and repeated reminders.
"You have to have billboards up on the highway , people are still doing it, a message, just in case you're texting. you happen to look up there it is,” said Charley Jackson of Springfield.
Like the man said, there it is for all to see. And in the event some drivers forget texting and driving is against the law, they'll know soon enough just by looking up from their cell phones.