They call it ‘iPod oblivion’ — when you’re talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod while crossing the street.
“It can be a distraction you know but most times I stay alert … I’m aware of my surroundings,” iPod user John Palmer said.
But Albany thinks it’s a problem, and so Senator Carl Kruger of Brooklyn is proposing a law that if anybody uses any kind of electronic device while crossing an intersection, they may face a fine of $100 dollars. –A fine for using your iPod, cell while walking? (WABC)
Note that this is a state senator from Brooklyn proposing a bill. This will get the senator some face time, but I doubt it will go anywhere.