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Poll: Do you text while walking?

The city of Honolulu in Hawaii will bring in fines for people who text while crossing the road this autumn.

Image: Shutterstock/Nick Starichenko

THE HAWAIIAN CAPITAL of Honolulu is set to become the first major US city to ban pedestrians from looking at mobile phones, texting or using digital devices while crossing the road.

While first offenders would get a fine between $15-$35 (€12.50 to €25), people who are caught several times could face fines of up to $99 (€84), BBC reports.

The measure is being brought in because the amount of incidents caused by pedestrians using mobile phones is very high in the city.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell said: “Sometimes I wish there were laws we did not have to pass, that perhaps common sense would prevail, but sometimes we lack common sense.”

So, today we’re asking you: Do you text while walking?


Poll Results:

Yes (4374)
No (3492)
Not sure (217)



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