Proposed legislation could fine those texting while walking in New York

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While drivers in New York cannot text while behind the wheel, the New York State Senate is working on legislation (via USA Today) that would ticket pedestrians crossing through a roadway while using their phone. The bill (S5746) was first proposed by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) and gained support from State Senator John C. Liu; first offenders could be fined $25 to $50.
The bill says that “No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any point while using any portable electronic device,” and notes that “It has been proven that distraction from texting while walking …

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