Honolulu bans texting and walking with ‘distracted pedestrian law’ (Independent)

Honolulu bans texting and walking with ‘distracted pedestrian law’ (Independent)

Honolulu has become the first major city in the world to ban texting while walking under new legislation dubbed the “distracted pedestrian law.”

Police in Hawaii’s capital will now be able fine pedestrians up to $99 (£75) for viewing an electronic device while crossing the road.

City Council member Brandon Elefante, who proposed the bill, said the law means pedestrians are forced to share the responsibility for their safety with road users. Read more

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