Pedestrians Killed in NYC Due to "i-Pod Oblivion"

Since September 2006, three pedestrians have been killed and one seriously injured after being struck by motor vehicles while listening to electronic music devices and entering a crosswalk. Policy makers in New York State believe that navigating city streets and using electronic devices (PDA’s, cell phones, i-Pods) should be mutually exclusive activities in the name of public safety. Violations of the proposed New York State Bill would lead to a court summons and a $100 fine.

Read the entire article in The New York Times.

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