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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New Jersey Bill Would Fine Texting While Crossing Street

A New Jersey lawmaker has proposed fining people who text while crossing the street. (Don LaVange/Flickr)

A New Jersey lawmaker has proposed fining people who text while crossing the street. (Don LaVange/Flickr)

A New Jersey lawmaker has proposed a bill that would penalize people who text while crossing the street, prompted by the rising number of collisions between cars and pedestrians around the country.

Here & Now’s Robin Young asks Derek Thompson, senior editor of The Atlantic, about the problem of distracted walkers and whether fining the behavior provides a solution.

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