Saturday March 26, 2016

Walking While Texting Could Mean Jail Time In New Jersey

How would you even enforce something like this?

The measure recently introduced by New Jersey assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt would ban walking while texting and bar pedestrians on public roads from using electronic communication devices unless they are hands-free. Violators would face fines of up to $50, 15 days imprisonment or both, which is the same penalty as jaywalking. Half of the fine would be allocated to safety education about the dangers of walking and texting, said Lampitt, a Democrat.