In Chicago want to penalize pedestrians «sticky» in the phone

In Chicago want to penalize pedestrians «sticky» in the phone

How many times have you crossed the road, bumping into the other person «stuck» in your mobile?

It is likely that in Chicago this will happen very rarely. Two influential town councillors: Chairman of the Finance Committee, Edward Burke, and the Chairman of the Committee on transport and Anthony Beale want to penalize pedestrians who are distracted by cell phones. Of course, it’s intersecting streets and trails.

In Chicago want to penalize pedestrians «sticky» in the phone

The first violation will cost you $ 90. The penalty for repeated can make $ 500!

As reported by the Chicago Suntimes Edward Burke, if the resolution approves the city Council, fines will not apply to employees of law enforcement bodies or emergency services «in the performance of official duties or actions under their authority.» In addition, will not penalize people who themselves have dialed 911 or other emergency phone numbers.

According to the adviser with the beginning of the year on the streets of Chicago because of carelessness, died 27 pedestrians. «Our goal is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of pedestrians, especially at intersections,» said Burke.

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