31 Jul '17, 4pm

Honolulu bans pedestrians from “distracted walking.”

Honolulu bans pedestrians from “distracted walking.”

Honolulu just passed the Distracted Walking Law, which states that "no pedestrian shall cross a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device.” Interestingly, the earlier drafts of the bylaw included restrictions on their use in cars, but that got dropped from the bill, which now just regulates pedestrians. And don’t think about taking a photo either; that’s apparently illegal too. City of Honolulu/Public Domain The Mayor is quoted in the BBC , giving his reasons for signing the bill, emphasis mine: We hold the unfortunate distinction of being a major city with more pedestrians being hit in crosswalks, particularly our seniors, than almost any other city in the county. Sometimes I wish there were laws we did not have to pass, that perhaps common sense would prevail, but sometimes we lack common sense. This is a subject we have covered many times on TreeHugger ...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/walking/honolulu-bans-pedestri...

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