Making ‘Distracted Walking’ A Crime

Texting or even talking on an electronic device [while walking] may soon be illegal in Stamford, Connecticut, if a proposal to outlaw ‘distracted walking’ is approved.
“They’re oblivious to cars,” Stamford City representative, John Zelinsky said.
Zelinsky said the Pedestrian Safety Ordinance is modeled after one approved in Honolulu late last month, and would carry a $30 fine if police catch you in the act.
“I don’t want any more injuries or deaths as a result of pedestrians getting hit. We’ve had about four or five within the past three or four years,” he said.

– from ‘Stamford Officials Eye Legislation That Would Outlaw ‘Distracted Walking’, CBSNewYork, 16 Aug 2017

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