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NYC Lawmaker Proposes Pedestrian Ban on Cell Phones

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Jan 26, 2011, 3:50 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

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.

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They should also ban deaf people from walking on the streets epik Jan 27, 2011, 4:40 PM
I've solved the whole problem! Foneteck Jan 26, 2011, 6:57 PM
Beware the Governement "do gooder" beechaviator Jan 27, 2011, 3:25 AM
Ban Sexy Clothes crood Jan 27, 2011, 9:28 AM
it' not the pedestrians, stupid! it' the car! netboy Jan 26, 2011, 7:23 PM
Darwins Theory. greatermold Jan 27, 2011, 12:55 PM
Propose this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! Mark_S Jan 27, 2011, 2:38 PM
When iPods are outlawed, only outlaws will have iPods! Fredd Jan 27, 2011, 11:38 AM
It's a shame... Pilgrim7 Jan 27, 2011, 2:07 PM
The Problem IS... Azeron Jan 26, 2011, 7:41 PM
Ban Window Displays crood Jan 27, 2011, 9:27 AM
another knee jerk reaction... trojandrew Jan 26, 2011, 10:56 PM
Thank You Chicago! flip mode Jan 27, 2011, 8:44 AM
Ohgood lord... ScribeD Jan 26, 2011, 4:43 PM
In cars versus walking. Mektah Jan 26, 2011, 8:21 PM
Better idea glinc Jan 26, 2011, 4:07 PM
he has been trying to get this law passed since 2008. lyutin Jan 26, 2011, 7:02 PM
And they should ban people from the city that don't look before crossing the street. a992156 Jan 26, 2011, 6:39 PM
arsenic and Darwin neurocutie Jan 26, 2011, 6:38 PM
Knee Jerk reaction Da_Bonehead Jan 26, 2011, 6:29 PM
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