Nancy Pelosi recently made headlines by using a particular anecdote to proclaim that the democrats were capable of multitasking.
Madame Speaker, replying to concerns that the democrats were focusing far too heavily on President Trump’s alleged misgivings and not on the plight of We The People, simply stated that the party was able “to walk and chew gum at the same time”.
The nonchalance of the statement gave pause to some, who believed the flippant response was nothing more than lip service to the democratic party.
But what about texting and walking?
Sure, many of us are capable of that small feat, but New York City would prefer that we didn’t try…at least not while crossing the street.
A new bill introduced by the State Senate would make it illegal for people to cross streets in the state with their eyes glued to their smartphone.
These days it’s very common to see eyes on cell phone screens no matter where you are.
“I could use it all day long,” one pedestrian said.
On the subject of the new bill, many saw an overreach by the government.
But what if using your electronic device means you could be fined when crossing the road?
“It makes sense, but I feel it’s too much, they’re kind of being too controlling,” smartphone user Jayla Thomas said
“People should, if they are going to get killed crossing the street not paying attention, that’s their fault, I don’t see why you need to legislate common sense,” Lyles Press said.
The proposed fines range from $50 all the way up to $150, depending upon the number of offenses that any particular person has incurred.
New York City, whose hardline liberal policies have drawn the ire of freedom advocates for decades, is certainly known for this sort of micromanaging of their citizens.
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