NY Considers Crosswalk iPod Ban
If you're going to be in New York soon, you may want to think twice about crossing the street wearing an iPod. That's because legislation is being introduced that would make being distracted by an electronic device while crossing the street illegal. Violators would be subject to a $100 fine.
New York State Senator Carl Kruger is spearheading the effort after at least three pedestrians were struck and killed in his Brooklyn distict because they weren't paying attention while crossing the street. In all cases, some type of electronic device was to blame. He claims that the government is tasked with protecting its citizens, and the distractions are increasingly becoming a matter of public safety.