Pedestrians fined for Texting and Crossing a Road

texting while crossing streetIt May Soon Be Illegal to Text While Crossing the Street in New York

New York City Lawmakers want to ensure pedestrians keep their heads out of their phones while crossing the street

State Senator John Liu recently introduced a bill seeking to ban pedestrians from using cell phones and other handheld electronic devices while crossing the road. Pedestrian could face fines between $25 and $250.  The statewide ban would include texting, checking emails, and browsing the internet.

It’s the second time such as bill has been proposed, a similar bill was tried in 2018. It has to be approved by Assembly and the Senate transportation committees before it can be introduced for a vote by lawmakers.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto