If you look at your cell phone while crossing the street in Honolulu, Hawaii, you could be fined. According to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, “Sometimes I wish there were laws we did not have to pass, that perhaps common sense would prevail. But sometimes we lack common sense.”
Hawaiians could be fined twenty-five dollars for their first offense, thirty-five dollars or more for the second offense, and seventy-five dollars or more for the third offense. Oh, and in case you were wondering … it’s still ok to look at your phone on the sidewalk or talk on the phone while crossing the street.
Honolulu is the first city in the United States to launch a phone law for pedestrians.