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Should using phone while crossing the road be banned?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-11-07 13:36

Editor's note: A new law took effect in Honolulu that made it illegal to text while crossing the street. Given the dangers that might arise, should there be a ban on pedestrians using their phones while crossing the road? Forum readers share their opinions.

cmknight (Canada)
Ontario is bringing in a law like this as well. It would impose $50 CAD fine for texting and walking, and I agree with it wholeheartedly. There are too many people who can't put their phones down for 30-seconds while they cross a street. Most of them don't even look up to see if the walk-light is on. They just go around everybody and step out onto the road. It's already illegal in most places to use your mobile phone while driving, so this is a good next step.

China has introduced a regulation banning drivers from making phone calls while at the wheel, with law-breakers subject to a fine of between 50 yuan ($7.81) and 200 yuan as well as a 2 points deduction from their licenses. [Photo/fjsen.com]
  
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