“Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught texting while walking.” reports ABC News.
Thomas Ripoli, chief of the Fort Lee Police Department, said he “hopes his crackdown on people who display dangerous behavior while walking will make his town safer, but not everyone is on board with the idea of issuing $85 tickets.”
2 days ago, down by Dal Student Union Bldg, I was at that yield sign, and I presume student, with his head down texting and reading his latest text, ACTUALLY WALKED INTO THE FRONT OF MY CAR!!!! Startled, he looked up, gave a" hey dude sorry", and walked around. I didn't know if I should laugh, shout, or just give up. I throw a challenge out to Mayor Savage, to do the same. Make Texting while walking illegal. A blind person needs a dog and a cane. Texting makes you just as aware of situations around you as a blind person. Mayor Savage what do you say???? Text me on your decision.... —Walking on Planet Pluto