Nevada Could Make Texting While Walking Illegal
All right, so you have read that texting will make you smarter in the long run, but might I recommend that you avoid texting while walking the next time you decide to drop by the state of Nevada? Of course, the whole idea of preventing texting while walking is simple – there are challenges to this multi-tasking act, chiefly you might walk into a manhole, or bump into someone or something by accident, resulting in potentially grievous injury not only to yourself, but to others as well. This has led Las Vegas assemblyman Harvey Mumford to propose a law which ensures that texting while walking is illegal on Nevada state roads, intersections and neighborhoods.
Assemblyman Mumford said, “I was just amazed by what I saw. So many people are almost oblivious. They are texting and texting, totally unaware as they cross even six-lane highways. When kids get out of school, where they’ve been banned from using their cell phones all day, they go immediately to their texts. I’ve seen several close calls myself where people have almost been hit. Kids are so addicted to those things. It’s almost become a plague.”
Apparently, the first and second offense would result in warnings, but strike it third time “lucky”, and you could be fined a maximum of $250.