Soon Texting in a New York Crosswalk Might Cost You

May 16, 2019
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Everywhere you look in New York, you see people walking and texting - I'll admit, I'm guilty of it too. Now a new bill would make texting in a crosswalk - or taking pictures, or checking email - a finable offense. Queens State Senator John Liu is trying to make it happen, calling the bill "common sense." Fines would start at $25 to $50, and there would be exceptions for police, fire, and other emergency/medical personnel. 

Safety's important, and we could all be a little more mindful of where we're going. I would also like to suggest common sense by not abruptly stopping to respond to a text while walking - like, say, right at the bottom of an escalator, or inside a set of revolving doors. Yes, I have seen both of these things happen. Yes, I'm still annoyed. Read all the details of the bill here.