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Honolulu bans pedestrians from using mobile phones while crossing street

Honolulu bans pedestrians from using mobile phones while crossing street
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By Euronews
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Honolulu has become the first major US city to decide to prohibit crossing the road while using your mobile phone.

From October, anyone caught crossing a street or highway “while viewing a mobile electronic device” will face a fine of up to $35 for a first offense. Pedestrians caught multiple times will see their fines rise as high as $99.

“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,” Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell told a press conference last week.

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