Fines for texting while walking

So we’ve all seen folks texting while they are walking down the street. And I’m sure you’ve seen some folks stepping off the curb while still texting.

But did you know that at least one municipality has decided to ban texting while walking and will issue a ticket that will cost you $85?

In a recent ABC News online report, Fort Lee New Jersey, a community of 35,000 people, decided to do this after three fatal pedestrian involved accidents this year.

In a study researchers have found that texters are 60 percent more likely to veer off line than people who are not texting.

So what do you think? Too harsh? Is there another way to handle this?

Jan

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