Texting While Walking Banned In New Jersey [VIDEO]
It’s one thing to be pulled over for texting while driving but now one New Jersey city, Fort Lee, has banned texting while walking. According to ABC News police are giving out tickets to people they catch texting while walking the city’s streets and those tickets carry an $85 fine. Fort Lee police chief Thomas Ripoli says there is good reasoning behind the ban.
“It’s a big distraction. Pedestrians aren’t watching where they are going and they are not aware,”
The chief went on to say that the city had 3 fatal pedestrian involved accidents this year. Whether they were related to text-walking is not clear. Check out this report for citizen reaction to the law.