Philadelphia To Crack Down On ‘Text-Walkers’ | CBS Philly

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Philadelphia Police Poised To Crack Down On Bicycle, Pedestrian Violations « CBS Philly.

Nearly 600 bicyclists were given warnings since the program started, many for riding on the sidewalk or running red lights.

Pedestrians who text while they walk without looking ahead will also be targeted. And on the motorist side, officials will be looking for drivers who don’t respect the bike lanes.

This is a really good idea.  There are so many oblivious text-walkers that it was really only a matter of time before they started to get ticketed for the dangers they cause others, like cyclists, who in turn cause serious traffic accidents.  Granted, this is only in Philly, but it will hopefully catch on elsewhere.

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