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New law could prohibit texting and walking

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Posted at 10:13 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 06:20:59-04

Has texting and walking gotten so out of control that there needs to be a law against it?

Some say, yes. A New Jersey lawmaker said, no matter what the excuse, it's dangerous. She wants to make it punishable by a fine, or for people who constantly walk distracted, 15 days in jail. 

A recent poll asked Americans if they're for a "law in your community that would ban walkers from texting or talking on a cell phone while attempting to cross a street?" Almost four out of ten people said yes, 15 percent were unsure. 

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