Walking and Talking is one thing , but texting and walking is another. Honolulu has become the First American City to fine persons for this. No different than distracted driving , hoping to force people to look up while crossing a road.
TODAY in that city , the law reads…..” no pedestrian shall cross a street or highway while viewing a mobile device”. Honolulu likely won’t be the only major American city criminalizing smartphone street-crossing for long. Similar ordinances are being considered in at least ten states, according to the Times, including in New Jersey, where a bill proposed last year included $50 fines and possible jail time for violators, according to the Washington Post. Maybe best to wait on that tweet until you reach the other side.