California City Bans 'Distracted Walking'

It is illegal to operate a mobile phone to talk, text or listen to music while crossing the street in Montclair, California
February 19, 2018, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Montclair has made it illegal to cross the street while glued to your phone," reports David Allen.

Specifically, the city has made it illegal to cross the street while using a mobile phone, including the use of ear buds. "No earphones, no phone calls and no texting while in a crosswalk," explains Allen.

Montclair City Manager Ed Starr came up with the idea, crediting the city of Honolulu's distracted walking ban with giving him the idea.

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Published on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Daily Bulletin
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