NJ Town Tickets For Texting While Walking
Myfoxphilly.com:FORT LEE, N.J. – Texting while driving is a crime in New Jersey, but what about texting while walking?
Police in Fort Lee, Bergen County, say if you are caught texting while walking you could face a fine. They say pedestrians are constantly putting themselves at risk of being hit by cars because they don’t pay attention while they are walking. So far this year, 20 people have been hit by cars in Fort Lee.
Police say they handed out pamphlets warning people about the crackdown. In the last month and a half, 117 tickets have been issued. The fine is 85 dollars per offense.
If you are stupid enough to be texting while crossing a road and get yourself hit by a car, well, you get what you deserve.
But really? You are now going to be fined for texting while walking? Big government – always trying to find a way to regulate your behaviors in the name of “safety”. And steal your money…