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New York to Consider Fines for Distracted Walking
"A bill banning texting while walking has been introduced to New York’s state senate," according to an article by Erum Salam.
"If the bill passes into law, New Yorkers can expect to be fined from $25 to $250 if police officers catch them “using a portable electronic device while crossing a roadway”."
John Liu, the state senator who authored the bill, is quoted in the article, as is a dissenting opinion from Marco Conner, the interim executive director of Transportation Alternatives.