CSM | Texting while walking may get you a $50 fine

via The Christian Science Monitor:


Texting - Walking (200x200)Texting while walking may get you a $50 fine in New Jersey

by Story Hinckley | March 27, 2016

Texting while walking may soon be illegal in the state of New Jersey, if Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt has her way.

Under the proposed legislation, pedestrians would face $50 fines or 15 days in jail: the same penalty as jaywalking in the state of New Jersey. Half of all of the fines’ proceeds would go towards pedestrian safety education.

“Distracted pedestrians, like distracted drivers, present a potential danger to themselves and drivers on the road,” Lampitt tells ABC News. “An individual crossing the road distracted by their smartphone presents just as much danger to motorists as someone jaywalking and should be held, at minimum, to the same penalty.” (Read More)


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