New York bill to ban texting while crossing the street

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New York lawmakers are looking into a new policy, one that would ban simultaneously texting and talking.

In New York, crossing the street while you’re texting could become illegal. There’s a bill in the New York state senate right now that would ban people from using portable electronics while crossing a road. 

Related: Study: Teens three times more likely to get into accidents when using a phone while driving

Those found guilty of doing it could face a fine of up to $50. Emergencies would be the only exception.

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