Bill proposes banning use of phones while crossing the road

New York News
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new bill has been introduced that, if passed, would prohibit people from using portable electronic devices while crossing a roadway in New York.

Sponsored by Senator John Liu (D-11), the bill is being reviewed by the Transportation Committee, and has yet to be passed by either the State Senate or Assembly.

“The intent of this legislation is to protect both pedestrians and drivers from serious, and even fatal, consequences due to distraction while using a mobile device,” the NYS Senate website says.

Fines for a first offense could be up to $50. Fines for a second offense could be up to $100. A fine for a third offense could be up to $250.

Take a look at the entire bill here.

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