Though people may claim they can walk and text, statistics prove otherwise. Between 2015 and 2016, for instance, there was a 10 percent spike in pedestrian fatalities in the United States. It’s because of this that Honolulu, Hawaii, recently passed legislation which will target texters and other “smartphone zombies” as they step off the curb.
On Thursday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the “Distracted Walking Law” which is the first law of its type to be passed in the U.S. Reuters…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/honolulu-is-the-first-us-city-to-ban-using-your-phone-while-crossing-the-street