Stupid, iPod-wearing New Yorkers to be fined

Thursday, 8 February 2007 at 15:16 2 comments


According to iLounge, New York Senator Carl Kruger is proposing a law to ban iPods and mobile phones while crossing the street.

A $100 fine is porposed to attmept to cut down the accidents caused by careless gadget-users.

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  • 1. wickedbeggar  |  Saturday, 10 February 2007 at 14:14

    That’s just stupid. If people are getting killed because they’re not paying attention to road safety then that’s their own fault – so don’t punish everyone just because of the minority! Lol, I can just imagine the phone conversation between a New Yorker and a friend:
    “Oh sorry man, I’ll call you back in a minute – I have to cross the road now. Later.” I mean WTF?

    Next thing you know – people will be suing Apple and phone networks because they’re getting run over! This is just plain ridiculous! America has too many rules as it is.

  • 2. Harry  |  Tuesday, 13 February 2007 at 11:05

    As long as it’s only the iPod (I have a Sony Walkman), and is in NY, (which I won’t be visiting again anytime soon), it’s OK.
    That said, it wouldn’t surprise me if a new set of warning labels start being included with the iPod


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