Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Talking And Walking

New York - After targeting distracted drivers, some New York lawmakers want to go after distracted walkers. They are looking to ban them from using iPods, music players and cell phones while walking and crossing the street. Some said they object to the move as an intrusion by government into the everyday lives of people -  the nanny state syndrome. “When people are doing things that are detrimental to their own well being, then government should step in,” Brooklyn Sen. Karl Kruger said. The fine for violating the law would be $100, which supporters hope will be enough to stem what they think is a disturbing trend - a slight increase in fatalities.  More…

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