The New York Post: Ever cross the street while texting on your phone? New York may make that illegal

New York state lawmakers are pushing to outlaw the practice of texting while crossing the street, citing safety concerns that in some cases have proved deadly.

“Texting is one of the most common forms of communication with friends. It’s the best way to stay in touch with people outside of social media, but the hard part is when people constantly text even when completing their daily errands,” the bill memo sponsored by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Bronx) and Sen. John Liu (D-Queens) says.

“Walking and texting at the same time is most common to do, and it definitely can be dangerous if you aren’t careful.

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