ABC News......Avid texters beware: Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught texting while walking. "It's a big distraction. Pedestrians aren't watching where they are going and they are not aware," said Thomas Ripoli, chief of the Fort Lee Police Department.
Texting While Walking Banned in New Jersey Town
This may be a good idea. They have banned texting while walking. I've had people about walk into me because they were busy texting. So it is feasible they could walk out in front of a car, knock down a child or elderly person and hurt them. I think as a pedestrian in a busy town, you have to be alert while walking down those sidewalks or crossing the street. What do you think about this?