New York Senator Proposes Ban on iPod Use in Crosswalks

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Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2007, 12:05
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iLounge.com has reported that New York senator Carl Kruger will propose legislation in state capital Albany today that will fine pedestrians US$100 if caught crossing the street listening to an MP3 player, cell phone or any other electronic device in any of the “big cities” in the state of New York.
The legislation comes on the heels of two recent pedestrian deaths in Kruger’s district in which a person was “listening to his iPod”, according to comments filed on Engadget.
“We’re talking about people walking sort of tuned in and in the process of being tuned in, tuned out,” said Kruger. “Tuned out to the world around them. They’re walking into speeding cars. They’re walking into buses. They’re walking into one another and it’s creating a number of fatalities that have been documented right here in the city.”
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blackipod.jpg
iLounge.com has reported that New York senator Carl Kruger will propose legislation in state capital Albany today that will fine pedestrians US$100 if caught crossing the street listening to an MP3 player, cell phone or any other electronic device in any of the “big cities” in the state of New York.
The legislation comes on the heels of two recent pedestrian deaths in Kruger’s district in which a person was “listening to his iPod”, according to comments filed on Engadget.
“We’re talking about people walking sort of tuned in and in the process of being tuned in, tuned out,” said Kruger. “Tuned out to the world around them. They’re walking into speeding cars. They’re walking into buses. They’re walking into one another and it’s creating a number of fatalities that have been documented right here in the city.”
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2 Responses to “New York Senator Proposes Ban on iPod Use in Crosswalks”

  1. The day they outlaw IPods is the day only Outlaws have IPods.
    He can have my IPod when he pulls it from my cold, dead, hands… as I lay under the bread truck in the crosswalk.
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  2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/svds/382782833/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/svds/382969134/
    Could be the start of a sensitization campagne. 🙂