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New Jersey Democratic Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is proposing legislation to ban the use of non-hands-free devices while walking in the garden state. Yes, walking.
— Mashable (@mashable) March 28, 2016
Mashable reported on Lampitt’s reasoning for proposing the “distracted walking” measure: “Distracted pedestrians, like distracted drivers, present a potential danger to themselves and drivers on the road. An individual crossing the road distracted by their smartphone presents just as much danger to motorists as someone jaywalking and should be held, at minimum, to the same penalty.”
Not everyone agrees.
New Jersey lawmaker wants to make walking and texting illegal to protect people from themselves..will eventually pass…sign of our times.📱🚶
— Tommy Stephenson (@TommySt95701374) March 28, 2016
HAHAHAHA omg New Jersey Lawmakers want to make Texting and Walking illegal! What's next outlawing smart phones in general
— PlatinumSniper1 (@PlatinumSniper1) March 28, 2016
@SaintRPh Not immediate execution? Smdh
— Clayton Tyler (@clayton_tyler) March 26, 2016
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