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Texting and walking is now a crime

Police in Fort Lee., N.J., say people are constantly
putting themselves at risk of being hit by cars because they do not pay
attention while walking.
Local Sue Choe admitted to WTXF that she texts and walks “all the
time,” but added, “When I walk, I still look around. I’m not constantly
looking down.”
But cops say it is pedestrians like Choe who are the biggest jaywalking culprits.


“It’s a big distraction. Pedestrians aren‘t watching where they’re
going. They’re not aware,” Fort Lee Police Department (FLPD) Chief
Thomas Ripoli said at a news conference.
The FLPD is stepping up patrols looking out for “dangerous” walkers
who are not paying attention or obeying the rules of the road but said
pamphlets were handed out to warn people about the crackdown.
Offenders can be charged $85 per offense — the fine for jaywalking.
In the last month and a half, 117 tickets were issued, according to the
report.http://www.theblaze.com/stories/is-text-walking-the-new-drunk-driving-nj-town-has-fined-more-than-100-people-in-the-past-month-for-the-offense/

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Added: May-13-2012 Occurred On: May-12-2012
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Location: New Jersey, United States (load item map)
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