New York takes aim at distracted walkers, runners

NEW YORK - (AP) - Attention texting pedestrians andiPod-obsessed runners on the street: You may soon get unplugged.

Lawmakers in Arkansas and New York have proposed restrictions onthe use of cell phones and music players such as iPods by peoplerunning and walking on the street or sidewalk.

The proposal before the Arkansas Legislature by DemocraticSenator Jimmy Jeffress would ban pedestrians from wearingheadphones in both ears while on the street or sidewalk. Butpedestrians could wear a headphone in one ear.

A New York lawmaker also has proposed banning pedestrian use ofelectronic devices while in the crosswalk of cities with apopulation of one million or more. The proposals come as safetyadvocates are shifting their attention more to pedestriansdistracted by their gadgets.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 1 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
Demonstrators sit on the ground along Pennsylvania Ave. 2 Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies
Three of the five children of slain first 3 Children of slain first responder announce Jets draft pick
MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 4 AG Jeff Sessions to visit Long Island on gang violence
New legislation passed by the City Council will 5 Word on the Street: Bedbugs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE