A New York senator has announced that he is planning on introducing legislation to ban cell phones and iPods in crosswalks of NYC and Buffalo. The senator is introducing this because of two recent deaths in his district.
It is very dangerous for people to be wearing headphones while crossing the street. Most people listen to it too loud therefore if something happens and they need to be able to listen well they just can’t hear what is going on. The cell phone is also really dangerous because you are focusing on the person you are talking to and paying attention to what they are saying not what is going on around them.
I don’t think this is a bad idea I think its great. I’m not sure if there will be a drastic drop in accidents but it will definitely make things safer.