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Honolulu Bans Pedestrians From Looking At Cellphones In Crosswalks

Honolulu Bans Pedestrians From Looking At Cellphones In Crosswalks”

Honolulu authorities on the Hawaiian island will start fining people from tomorrow, the reason is crossing the road without checking because they look at their smartphones, according to France press release.

A new law that bans pedestrians from looking at their cellphones will take effect on Wednesday in Honolulu, the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

It is now illegal to look at an electronic device while in a crosswalk in Honolulu. It is thought to be the first big city in the world to introduce such a ban.

Specifically, the bill (viewable here) states that "No pedestrian shall cross a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device".

The officials wanted to pass this law as pedestrian deaths surged almost 10 percent a year ago to nearly 6,000.

"This is really milestone legislation that sets the bar high for safety", Honolulu City Council Member Brandon Elefante, who proposed the bill, told the Times. Pedestrians and drivers using cell phones are both impaired and too mentally distracted to fully focus on their surroundings.

The penalty for violating the new law is a fine of not less than $15, but not more than $35 for the first offense.



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