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Thirty-eight states have banned texting while driving and 10 of those states have made it illegal for drivers to use handheld cell phones at all, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. But one city is taking it a step further – no texting while walking.
Fort Lee, New Jersey is proactively protecting their pedestrians by requiring them to walk phone-free. While this might seem excessive, it might be a good reminder for a certain breed of cell phone users: college kids. On campuses around the country, students are constantly walking to class while checking email, texting, or Facebook-ing. And sometimes that means while walking across streets, not just across the quad.
Schools like The Ohio State University have placed signs at crosswalks that read, “Your text can wait until you cross the street.” Does this friendly reminder serve its purpose or are tickets the way to go? Tweet us @WIREDInsider or comment below!blog comments powered by Disqus