Philadelphia Bans Cell Phone Use by Cyclists

17 08 2009

And win. If there is one thing we need it is a reduction in the amount of idiots on cell phones in public, especially while cycling or (THE HORROR) driving. Cheers to Philly for enacting this law, hopefully they choose to enforce it rather than pass then ignore it. Full story from NPR here.

The fine for a first time offense is the ungodly amount of $150 I was hoping for something a little more reasonable, such as the removal of the hand of the offender who was using the phone. Sigh. Oh well.



3 responses

18 08 2009

interesting and useful.


18 08 2009
Kirk Albers

I’d bet confiscating/destroying the phone would do wonders.

14 05 2011

I can’t seem to fully load this post from my smartphone!

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