Skip to comments.New York Lawmaker Moves to Ban Use of Distracting Gadgets While Walking
Posted on 01/25/2011 3:29:33 PM PST by Baladas
New York state Sen. Carl Kruger wants to make his states streets safer.
To do that, he's not proposing a tough new gun law or advocating for broader police search powers.
No, Sen. Kruger sees a greater danger out there.
He hopes to ban the use of mobile phones, iPods and other gadgets by pedestrians in major cities while crossing the street.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Okay, so I am crossing the street, and a policeman or meter maid or whatever stops me on the other side, because I have lightweight earphones on, with an iPod Touch in my pocket.
They cite me. My defense? It wasn’t on. How do they know it was?
The masses become too stupid, they need to be micromanaged.
Can’t we just ban him?
I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts, but the useful ones can thrive elsewhere, and less perfection in the others, with more health, virtue and freedom, would be my choice.
- THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Sep. 23, 1800
Credit to Freeper Cripplecreek for bringing it to my attention.
One of my top ten books of all time. Heinlein was in his prime on that one. Excellent taste my friend.
Hey Senator Cruger Loser, how about you put a hat on while the street, you can blind a pilot miles up, let alone a pedestrian.
It is only a matter of time before they will ban speaking to the person walking next to you.
The spineless commie wieners in NYC deserve this but unfortunately it would be a statewide law so once again the rest of us have to give up more because of the moronic losers in life..
Pedestrian injuries and deaths have been trending down, and are 20% less (1,000 fewer deaths) than in 1998.
Most deaths occur at night, not during rush hour.
do one of those things where a whole bunch of people show up...say it's a blue tooth party....assuming that hundreds show up....start crossing streets...and mumble out loud...
What IS it with these IDIOTS who, on the one hand, INSIST with froth and flying spittle that every school kid be bludgeoned into mind-numbed submission to Natural Selection, then turn RIGHT around and insist that there simply MUST be legislation to save people from Natural Selection??
What next: no rappelling? No climbing? No skydiving, water skiing, scuba diving, boating, driving, walking, or breathing?
Can we agree that this trend will have no end until we are forced to live our lives encased in flame-retardant foam rubber, space suits, barred from contact with the Earth, limited to drinking only ultra-purified water, and breathing purified air?
Can we accept the truth of that assessment and just hang every last one of these bastards NOW, and get it OVER with??
Leave that distracting stick at home buddy!
That might be because the stupidest have already been run over and so longer figure in the stats.
Ministry of Silly Walks, anyone?
Was he or she using a cell phone or other such device at the time?
Yep, everything I don’t like should be illegal. Way too many people seem to believe this.
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