No mobile tech allowed when crossing the street

This bothers me.

NY Law would ban iPods and other mobile devices while crossing streets

Mobile tech. MOBILE. Tech to accompany us while we are moving. Across streets. While driving. While nowhere near a payphone. I am in NY. I would be bothered.

State Sen. Carl Kruger’s bill would also outlaw the use of cell phones, Blackberries, video games or other electronic devices when crossing the street.

He cited the death of a 21-year-old man who was listening to music when he stepped off a curb and was hit by a bus in Brooklyn in September, and the death of a 23-year-old iPod listener last month.

I don’t mean to sound callous, but hell — pedestrians get hit when they’re NOT paying attention to their hand held tech devices.  Okay. So you’re on the phone, getting walking directions. But you can’t be talking to the person as you’re crossing the street. I don’t know, I’m getting a bit miffed with this restriction on technology.

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One Response to “No mobile tech allowed when crossing the street”

  1. Mobile tech with restrictions on mobility « Quarter Life Crisis | 25 Cents Says:

    […] tech with restrictions on mobility 09Feb07 Proposed NY law to ban mobile technology while crossing streets. Filed under: Technology, NYC, Long Island […]


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