Heads up: Texting while crossing roads will now get you fined in this city
Heads up: one city has decided to take action against a serious scourge of modern day life.
A new law in Honolulu which comes into force today means that anyone caught crossing the road and sending text messages at the same time will have to pay.
A $35 fine can now be dished out to citizens by police if they're spotted looking at their phone, or any other device for that matter.
The councillor who proposed the bill said it was a "milestone" in legislation when it comes to safety, speaking to the New York Times.
Elsewhere, some cities have decided to create smartphone lanes dedicated to the hunch-shouldered zombie-like smartphone user. And in a Dutch region, new crossing lights were installed on the pavement to get the attention of distracted phone users.
And t's no wonder we're having to work out such new ways: apparently we check our phones 85 times a day.
Should fines for people who use their phone while crossing the road be introduced in London?