Should ‘Distracted Walking’ Be Illegal In Casper? [POLL]
There are a lot of antiquated laws in the Cowboy State, but with all the technological advancements, particularly with cell phones, maybe it's time for adopting some new safety practices.
Montclair, a small city roughly thirty miles east of the Los Angeles city limits, recently made national headlines for banning distracted walking.
The ordinance went into effect in the slightly-smaller-than-Casper suburb at the beginning of the year. It basically states that tickets can be issued for walking while talking on the phone or listening to music via earbuds or headphones, specifically while crossing an intersection, street or highway.
The first offense for a pedestrians is a $100 ticket. Habitual offenders can be fined up to $500 per offense.
Considering Casper is almost double the population of Montclair: