If you live in Fort Lee, NJ you might want to be weary of what is the new pandemic!
Not to be outdone by the likes of drugs sales, prostitution, racketeering, and other nefarious acts.....texting while walking is now a punishable offense and is subject to an $85 ticket for jaywalking.
"It's a big distraction. Pedestrians aren't watching where they are going and they are not aware," said Thomas Ripoli, chief of the Fort Lee Police Department. The borough of about 35,000 residents has already had 3 fatal pedestrian involved accidents this year.
Really, can't you people just stop, punch off a message, and resume what you were doing???? Jesus watch YouTube for plenty of videos with idiots walking into public fountains and off piers from this.
"When I walk I still look around. I'm not like constantly looking down the whole time," said resident Sue Choe.
Another woman complained about the tickets were "a lot of money."
117 people have already gotten tickets for this. Well, at least the city is making some extra cash.
Source: ABC News