Thursday, January 27, 2011
How about a ban on asshole politicians? Another instance where government feels the need to tell people what is best for them...
$100 Fine If Caught With iPod, Cell Phone Crossing The Street
After targeting distracted drivers, some New York lawmakers want to go after distracted walkers. They are looking to ban them from using iPods, music players and cell phones while walking and crossing the street...
Some said they object to the move as an intrusion by government into the everyday lives of people — the nanny state syndrome.
“When people are doing things that are detrimental to their own well being, then government should step in,” Kruger said.
The fine for violating the law would be $100, which supporters hope will be enough to stem what they think is a disturbing trend — a slight increase in fatalities.