Texting while cross roads banned in US city

August 4, 2017

The US city of Honolulu, in Hawaii, has announced it is banning people from using their mobile phones while crossing the road.

The law, which will start in October, is aimed at reducing the number of accidents from “distracted walking”.

Between 2000 and 2011 more than 11,100 injuries occurred in the United States, according to the US National Safety Council.

People caught looking at devices, including laptops and digital cameras, will be fined between up to $40.

Urgent calls to the emergency services are not included in the ban.

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We should have that in NZ


About time


I wish it was banned everywhere


I think that getting fined up to $40 isn't good.


it should be banned every where


this should be world wide


No, it would only count when you are crossing the street.


I agree 🙂


Would that count if your setting outside of a cafe using you phone?