Senator Luger Proposes Ban on Cell Phones and iPods In Crosswalks

After a pedestrian using an MP3 player was struck and killed in a crosswalk in New York, Senator Carl Kruger announced plans to introduce legislation that would ban people from using an MP3 player, cell phone, Blackberry or any other electronic device while crossing the street in either New York City or Buffalo. The proposed law would make talking on cell phones while crossing the street comparable to jaywalking, which as we all know, is a highly enforced law. According to Kruger, “While people are tuning into their iPods and cell phones, they’re tuning out the world around them.”

Next up: Kruger plans to ban pedestrians from chatting with their friends, looking at birds, reading street signs, and daydreaming.