Using your iPod while crossing the road may soon be illegal in New York.
NY State Senator Carl Kruger wants to slap a $100 (£51) fine on pedestrians using MP3 players, mobile phones or Blackberries while crossing the road. Two of his Brooklyn constituents had been killed after walking into traffic while listening to MP3 players in the last few months, Mr Kruger said.
The Democratic senator, who was set to introduce the law this week, criticised what he called the scourge of ‘iPod oblivion’ in the Big Apple.
GMTV viewer Samantha Moss last week said she thinks this a good idea. Her 18-year-old daughter Kerry Ann Moss was hit by a truck and died while crossing the road while using her mobile - it was deemed to be a factor at the inquest.
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