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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Crime? Texting While Walking (New Jersey, USA)

Texting While Walking Could Be Banned in New Jersey under New Rules Being Proposed by US [New Jersey] Officials

The number of people dying while walking is swiftly increasing, and thousands of people are being injured while walking with their phone

Andrew Giffin | March 28, 2016

Lawmakers are hoping to ban people from walking while they were distracted, including while texting.
The bill, which would bring the rules for walking along into line with drivers, and force pedestrians to make sure that they are concentrating on the path in front of them, would fine people who engage in “distracted walking”.
People could even face jail time if they are using their phone while also walking along outside, under a new bill proposed by a state assemblywoman in New Jersey.


<more at; related articles and links: (State lawmaker seeks to ban texting while walking. Distracted walking leads to falls, and a lucky 9% "strike a motionless object." March 28, 2016) and (New Jersey bill would jail you for texting while walking. The proposed law wants you to keep your eyes on the path ahead. March 28, 2016)>

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