February 07, 2007

For the person that can't chew bubble gum...

...and cross the street, NY State Sen. Carl Kruger has the answer. Make it a crime:

Ban Proposed On Cell Phones, iPods In Crosswalk
Ban Would Apply To Cell Phones, MP3 players, Blackberrys

NEW YORK -- A state senator from Brooklyn said on Tuesday he plans to introduce legislation that would ban people from using an MP3 player, cell phone, Blackberry or any other electronic device while crossing the street in either New York City or Buffalo.

NewsChannel 4 reported that Sen. Carl Kruger is proposing the ban in response to two recent pedestrian deaths in his district, including a 23-year-old man who was struck and killed last month while listening to his iPod on Avenue T and East 71st Street In Bergen Beach.

"While people are tuning into their iPods and cell phones, they're tuning out the world around them," Kruger said. The proposed law would make talking on cell phones while crossing the street a comparable offense to jaywalking.

Some pedestrians said they were not worried about their safety while using their electronic devices while walking. "I look for the light," said Venus Montes of Williamsburg. "I'm still looking," said Lance Gordon of Far Rockaway. "It's not like I'm not paying attention."

Others said the proposed ban would not work. "I don't think anyone's going to be up for this," said Patricia Lewis of Staten Island. "I don't think anyone wants this."

Other pedestrians said they thought the proposal was a good idea. "It's too dangerous," said Nicole Lake of Jersey City. "Drivers don't pay attention and pedestrians don't pay attention."

Senator Kruger, you are an asshole. Why don't you pay a little more attention to your constituents in Brooklyn who are getting their homes stolen from them to build a new arena.


Blogger barista grazioso said...

Um, I have a simple question. When is a breathing ban going to be in effect? Just wondering...

It's not going to take an outside enemy to destroy us Myra. Our politicians are making us implode at a rapid rate as we speak.

Wed Feb 07, 11:53:00 PM  
Blogger Fyremandoug said...

Dear Gawd Myra I could not belive this Pap I cant understand the Democratic way of Legislate, Don’t Educate. Every one get in line and be good now. For Pete sake
are we all puppets


Fri Feb 09, 06:03:00 PM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

I think we need a new government job - a micromanager. Someone who observes our everyday behavior and acts to regulate it by dictating our actions and reactions and calculating their cost to the state. Then after they calculate our cost to the state, they can tax us on it. Isnt that the direction we are heading?

Awww hell, we have cameras on every street corner now, why hire someone?

Mon Feb 12, 11:36:00 PM  

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