In October, texting at a crosswalk in Honolulu will get you fined

Honolulu pedestrians will need to start putting their phones away when they’re crossing the street later this year. Earlier this week, the city passed Bill 6, an ordinance that enacts fines against anyone crossing “a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device.”

On Thursday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a news conference at one of the city’s busiest intersections, where he said the measure was a reminder for “people to use common sense as they walk around this beautiful city, [and] so they don’t become another statistic.” According to Reuters, there were more than 11,000 injuries stemming from distracted pedestrians between 2000 and 2011.

Posted by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Thursday, July 27, 2017

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