Breathtaking Inanity: iPod Illegal on City Streets?

I’ve only been gone a day and it seems a bout of inanity has erupted in New York. According to Computer World, it could soon be illegal to listen to an iPod while walking in New York. Because of a couple recent deaths of people hit by cars, State Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) is going to introduce a bill that would ban people from listening to “music players or using electronic devices that would hamper their awareness of their surroundings while crossing the street.” If passed into law, violators could be fined $100.

Check back soon for some posts about LA … where Gov. Schwarzenegger will soon make it illegal to fiddle with the radio while driving.

One Response to Breathtaking Inanity: iPod Illegal on City Streets?

  1. Cary says:

    I tell this story to everyone: I saved the life of a woman crossing Bowery at Houston a couple years ago. It’s a tricky crosswalk if you don’t know how the lights are timed (delayed left turn lane green arrow). She was walking in front of me, I had to whack her with my umbrella to get her attention, car came skidding to a halt and everything. She was plugged in of course. Some people just can’t leave home without their Norah Jones.

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