Distracted walkers, runners may be fined
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KABC) -- Pedestrians distracted by electronic devices may soon face fines in New York.
A New York lawmaker has proposed legislation that would ban pedestrians from using gadgets like mobile phones and iPods, saying distracted pedestrians are dangerous.
An Arkansas state senator also proposed a similar ban but backed out, saying he understood his proposal didn't have a chance of passing but felt he was successful in drawing more attention to the issue.
Under such a ban, violators would face a $100 civil fine.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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