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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bill May Ban iPods And Cellphones On New York Streets

Legislation will be introduced in Albany on Wednesday to lay a $100 fine on pedestrians using their iPods whilst crossing streets.
State Sen. Carl Kruger calls it iPod oblivion and said:-


"We're talking about people walking sort of tuned in and in the process of being tuned in, tuned out," Kruger said. "Tuned out to the world around them. They're walking into speeding cars. They're walking into buses. They're walking into one another and it's creating a number of fatalities that have been documented right here in the city."

"If you want to listen to your iPod, sit down and listen to it," Kruger declared. "You want to walk in the park, enjoy it. You want to jog around a jogging path, all the more power to you, but you should not be crossing streets and endangering yourself and the lives of others."


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ben

"We're talking about people walking sort of tuned in and in the process of being tuned in, tuned out," Kruger said. "Tuned out to the world around them.

had to read that twice o_ O

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