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Unread 07-20-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Banned in Philadelphia! Texting While Walking

Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot.

The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May, aimed at reining in bad behavior by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Center City (see previous story).

Since then, some tickets, but mostly warnings have been handed out.

But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says starting in August, more citations will be issued...

Pedestrians who text while they walk without looking ahead will also be targeted

Banned in Philadelphia! Texting While Walking - Philadelphia - Fox Nation

Weird! I won't text while walking on streets and parking lot areas.
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Unread 07-20-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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I am surprised I never heard new change law is banned for philadelphia!
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Unread 07-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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that's stupid. I bet they will ban call while walking.
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Oooooookay....I don't think that will help much.
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Unread 07-20-2011, 08:01 PM   #5
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I never forget the lady tripped into the foundation at the mall. LOL
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Unread 07-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #6
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Yeah, that was funny. Then she tried to sue after!!
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Are there warning signs now? *snort*
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Unread 07-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #8
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What about people reading a book while walking ? I see people walking across the street all the with out looking and I see this a lot in parking lots and the people are not texting,. They just are not paying attention to where they walk! This just away to made money!!
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Unread 07-20-2011, 10:31 PM   #9
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Yeah, that was funny. Then she tried to sue after!!
For what?? She was not looking where she was going!
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Unread 07-20-2011, 10:35 PM   #10
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Unread 07-20-2011, 10:55 PM   #11
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Its about paying attention to your surroundings and giving common curtsey to others. If you're texting while walking and not paying attention, you could run into another person, a pole, walk into traffic causing an accident, or not be aware that someone is following you. It's just as much about safety as it is about being respectful of others and being alert to your surroundings. I remember when it was common for two people passing each other on the sidewalk to at least acknowledge each other by exchanging nods of the head and making eye contact. If it was someone you knew, you made a point to at least say 'Hello', even if that person is/was an adversary.

Don't you even remember as children if you were not paying attention, your mother would scold you, saying "Watch where you are going! Pay attention!" Well apparently some people never learned this lesson as children so now the police are having to play 'babysitter' and begin issuing citations to get people to pay attention. There is a world beyond a screen, it's known as 'reality'.

I personally find it annoying when two friends are sitting in a room and are texting each other rather than having an open face-to-face discussion. Makes me want to rip their phones out from between their thumbs. We have only replaced NES and SNES game controllers with cell phones in this generation.

Here's something to ponder: What did the generation before me do with their thumbs? Did they twittle them?
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Unread 07-21-2011, 12:03 AM   #12
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I never forget the lady tripped into the foundation at the mall. LOL

Fountain-Falling Texter Cathy Cruz Marrero in Court for Criminal Charges - ABC News



yeah,I remember.....
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Unread 07-21-2011, 12:54 AM   #13
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need serious attention!
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Unread 07-21-2011, 09:13 AM   #14
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Only thing I don't text while walk by cross the street, it's much dangerous.
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Unread 07-21-2011, 10:42 AM   #15
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I think it's a money maker. I agree, need to pay attention to your surroundings to avoid accidents like FF said a woman falling into the fountain at the mall or other dangerous spots. There's a place and time to use text and not go overboard with this one.
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U know what is worst? I went in the incident zone at New York City. I asked the police about what going on. Turn out that driver were on phone to make call and the jaywalker use texting. He probably lose his knee and driver look idiot.
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Unread 07-21-2011, 11:00 AM   #17
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I'll pass on that. Texting while walking, who gives a shit? They need to stop being overprotective to us. The politics are not my mommy and daddy.
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Unread 07-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #18
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For what?? She was not looking where she was going!
I don't know what exactly she was trying to sue for, but she did try .. Something about public humiliation because it was posted all over the news.
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Unread 07-21-2011, 07:27 PM   #19
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Unread 07-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #20
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We should never text while walking - a deaf girl was killed by train while she was texting while walking.
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Unread 07-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #21
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Its about paying attention to your surroundings and giving common curtsey to others. If you're texting while walking and not paying attention, you could run into another person, a pole, walk into traffic causing an accident, or not be aware that someone is following you. It's just as much about safety as it is about being respectful of others and being alert to your surroundings. I remember when it was common for two people passing each other on the sidewalk to at least acknowledge each other by exchanging nods of the head and making eye contact. If it was someone you knew, you made a point to at least say 'Hello', even if that person is/was an adversary.

Don't you even remember as children if you were not paying attention, your mother would scold you, saying "Watch where you are going! Pay attention!" Well apparently some people never learned this lesson as children so now the police are having to play 'babysitter' and begin issuing citations to get people to pay attention. There is a world beyond a screen, it's known as 'reality'.

I personally find it annoying when two friends are sitting in a room and are texting each other rather than having an open face-to-face discussion. Makes me want to rip their phones out from between their thumbs. We have only replaced NES and SNES game controllers with cell phones in this generation.

Here's something to ponder: What did the generation before me do with their thumbs? Did they twittle them?
But where does this end? I see people walking in the park while reading a book, should there be a law against this too? The government will be taking control over our life's before we know it!
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Unread 07-21-2011, 08:41 PM   #22
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they should issue govt to press on mobile makers to slap on warnign stickers' WARNING WALKING OR DRIVING WHILE IS DANGEROUS" they would reduce Mobile phones sales, and reduce the amount of microwave towers which are actually hazarderous to our health, and to make mobile phones less pretty to buy

i thnk half of it is bought on account of how pretty and slicky they feel as toys
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Isn't it ironic that smart phones make people stupid?
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Isn't it ironic that smart phones make people stupid?
I saw some guy texting while driving today! He was trying to hide that he was doing it but I saw him with his head down for a few seconds then he looked up
at the road! Now that is dangerous! Plus a lot kids ride their bikes on this street and with school being out it a bigger risk!
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Here's something to ponder: What did the generation before me do with their thumbs? Did they twittle them?
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Unread 07-26-2011, 01:29 PM   #26
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We should never text while walking - a deaf girl was killed by train while she was texting while walking.
I would bet this law has more to do with texting in certain situations, like walking along a train track (really, nobody should be doing that period), crossing a street, walking along a busy street, through a parking lot, etc. It's not an issue if a street is wide enough with few cars and plenty of space on the sides, or walking through a park or on campus, etc.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #27
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$50 fine: Texting while walking in Idaho. $50 fine: Texting while walking- MSN Money

Laws that forbid texting while driving are as common as a on your cellphone, but Rexburg, a small college town in southeastern Idaho, may be the first place to also ban texting while walking.

Officially, only texting while crossing a street is illegal. Which raises a question: If you are so engrossed in texting that you fail to notice that a bright-red 4,000-pound pickup is bearing down on you at 35 mph, how likely is it that you would realize you have left the sidewalk and entered the street?

OK, the real question is whether such a law is even needed. According to reports, there have been no accidents, just a few "close calls," in Rexburg, mostly near the campus of Brigham Young University-Idaho.

While there is no data available on the dangers of texting while walking, a 2010 study by the Highway Loss Data Institute showed that texting-while-drivin​g bans actually appear to increase the number of crashes.

"Texting bans haven't reduced crashes at all," Adrian Lund, president of the HLDI and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said in a news release. "In a perverse twist, crashes increased in three of the four states we studied after bans were enacted. Post continues after video.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #28
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"Texting bans haven't reduced crashes at all," Adrian Lund, president of the HLDI and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said in a news release. "In a perverse twist, crashes increased in three of the four states we studied after bans were enacted. Post continues after video.
I would be leery of that. Every year, we use mobile more so I would think the accidents would continue to increase.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 06:29 PM   #29
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OK what if two deaf people are signing to one another and not looking where they're walking should you get a fine for this too!

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We should never text while walking - a deaf girl was killed by train while she was texting while walking.
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