New Yorkers who use any electronic device, be it an mp3 player, a cell phone or a portable gaming device, while crossing the street could soon be charged a $100 fine. The reasoning behind the ban is the concern for distracted users who cannot be warned of oncoming danger. New York State Sen. Carl Kruger plans to introduce legislation on Wednesday to ban the use of gadgets while crossing the street. "Government has an obligation to protect its citizenry. This electronic gadgetry is reaching the point where it's becoming not only endemic but it's creating an atmosphere where we have a major public safety crisis at hand. It's becoming a nationwide problem," Kruger said in a telephone interview.
News source: CNN