Distracted Walking Law?

Several states have distracted driving laws that make it illegal to drive a vehicle and talk on the phone (unless handsfree), eat, etc. However a new law being proposed in NY would make it illegal to walk across a street while using electronic devices.

State Sen. Carl Kruger's bill would actually ban the use of any electronic device in a crosswalk. So besides iPod users, the proposal also would target people talking on mobile phones, using BlackBerries, or playing a portable console like a PSP.

So I guess if you step into a crosswalk and get killed because you were so distracted you didn't realize it wasn't clear to walk you'll also get a ticket.

Kruger was spurred into action by the deaths of three pedestrians who started crossing the street while distracted by an electronic device, according to the Reuters news agency. "Government has an obligation to protect its citizenry," Kruger told Reuters. "This electronic gadgetry is reaching the point where it's becoming not only endemic, but it's creating an atmosphere where we have a major public safety crisis at hand."

Doesn't Kruger have something better to do than introduce stupid legislation? Kruger if you are that bored why don't you try running against Hillary Clinton?

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