Can You Walk and Talk?

November 3, 2017

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.