Honolulu in Hawaii has the first major American city to pedestrians from across the road while looking at mobile phones or other digital devices. The new law will on October the 25th. It says: "No pedestrian shall a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device." This includes mobile phones, tablets, laptop computers and digital cameras. Anyone breaking this law for the first time will a fine of $15-$35. People who the law for a second or third time will get a $99 fine. The new bill called the Distracted Walking Law. Honolulu's mayor Kirk Caldwell the law was because of the high number of accidents, injuries and deaths because of pedestrians mobile devices.
Some lawmakers people who text while walking, "phone zombies". Mr Caldwell said the ban was necessary to people more aware of the dangers of texting while walking. He said: "We hold the unfortunate distinction of a major city with more pedestrians hit in crosswalks, particularly our seniors, than almost any other city in the county." He : "Sometimes Iwish there were laws we did not have to , that perhaps common sense would [exist], but sometimes we common sense." Another lawmaker said: "As technology has , we sometimes about the real issue, and that’s about safety." The new law is similar to one that texting while driving.