In near future possible to be a crime to walk and text in New Jersey. The US state of New Jersey may keep the inattentive amongst us from walking into brick walls or plunging into manholes, daggnabit, even if it has to throw us in jail or fine us to get the point across.
According to the Associated Press, this is going to do it - in theory, at least - by prohibiting texting while walking.
Recently launched by the New Jersey State Rep. Pamela Lampitt new measures will prohibit distracted walking, use of electronic communication devices, unless they are hands-free devices is prohibited on public roads pedestrians.
Potential penalties for violations of the ban: up to $ 50 and 15 days in jail, a fine, or both - the same penalty paid to jaywalking.
Since most people one (53%, according to the Pew Research Center) who went into the thing (I admit: this is a pole), and send text messages, my mind distracted by everything in walking cartoon concept.
This is much worse than the reality, of course.
The reality is that engrossed in their mobile phones more and more pedestrians were involved in injuries in the United States, because studies show that women parliamentarians Lampitt and brought her discussions with the AP about her bill.
From the annual survey of Governors Highway Safety Association found that an estimated 2,368 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2015: 10% increase over last year.
A report from the National Safety Council found that cell phone distractions involved walking events from 2000 to 2011 accounted for an estimated 11,101 injured.
Most people talking on the phone, they were injured. Twelve percent of people texting. These pedestrian nearly 80% fall hurt themselves, and went into some of 9%.