Philadephia about to start fining those who 'text while walking'

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  1. JPM

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    Business Insider reports that the City Of Philadelphia is about to extend it's quality of life laws "Give Respect, Get Respect" to include fining members of the public $120 for texting while walking the streets!

    What do you think? Is this a step too far?

    Check out the full article here.
     
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  2. Fergal

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    It's an infringement on personal freedom in my opinion, I can understand why they might feel stopping people from texting while walking the streets, could help improve quality of life in the city, but really this is a step too far and I'd be very surprised if the law was implemented effectively.
     
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    I don't know. I'm a bit on a fence here. I have seen many people who get into accidents when they are texting on the streets. On the other side of my head, I can say that Fergal is right and has a point. I think this would depend on the situation.
     
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    I can see both points, but I think common sense needs to prevail here - is this really 'policeable'?
     

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