New York State senator Karl Kruger from Brooklyn has proposed a new law for New York City that would ban pedestrians from using handheld devices such as MP3 players and cell phones while crossing the street. The law was proposed in part after a recent fatality involving a pedestrian who was hit by a truck when distracted by his music player. According to Kruger, there's been an increase in pedestrian fatalities in the city, and distraction is being blamed. "When people are doing things that are detrimental to their own well being, then government should step in," Kruger said. Those caught violating the law will be subject to a $100 fine.