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more nanny-statism. proposed ban on ipods/cell phones/etc in cross walks

New York - A proposal in the New York State Senate would ban residents of New York City and Buffalo from using an MP3 player, cell phone, Blackberry or other electronic devices while crossing the street.

Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) proposed the legislation in response to two recent pedestrian deaths, including one in which a 23-year-old was killed as he crossed the street while listening to an iPod.

The law would make using such electronic devices while crossing the street akin to jaywalking, with violators paying a $100 fine.

"What's happening is when they're tuning into their iPod or Blackberry or cell phone or video game, they're walking into speeding buses and moving automobiles. It's becoming a nationwide problem," Sen. Kruger told Reuters.

www.dmwmedia.com/news/2007/02/07/new-york-city-proposes-ipod-cell-phone-ban-while-crossing-street
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