Nanny State

Texting While Walking Will Earn You an $85 Ticket In Fort Lee, New Jersey


Fort Lee, New Jersey, former motion picture capital of America, will start issuing tickets to people who are caught texting and walking. There have been "three fatal pedestrian-involved accidents this year," ABC News reports. And walking around in a state of complete obliviousness is a bad idea. So obviously the solution is to start issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to adults and kids caught texting while walking—117 of them so far. 

The Fort Lee texting while walking crackdown joins scores of popular and totally ineffective bans on texting while driving.

More me on the downsides of texting bans in The New York Times.