California city among the first to ban cellphones in crosswalks


Hands-free laws aren't just for drivers anymore!

The Southern California city of Montclair - about 33 miles east of Los Angeles - just made it illegal to use your phone is just every possible way while crossing the street.

According to KTLA, "Pedestrians can’t text, talk on the phone, or listen to music or podcasts with two earbuds in while in a crosswalk. 911 calls are an exception." The LA Times reports that initially violators will receive a warning, while $100 fines become possible in August.

This likely comes as welcome news to any driver who has encountered an oblivious pedestrian crossing in front of them.

What do you think? Would you like to see similar bans in Bay Area cities and towns???

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