New Jersey town begins issuing $85 fines for texting while walking | Metro.co.uk

People texting while walking in Fort Lee, New Jersey, could be slapped with an $85 (£53) fine after police decided to clamp down on the activity.

The Fort Lee Police Department has issued 117 tickets for reckless walking in the past month, with offenders being forced to pay the penalty.

Officers pointed out at least 20 pedestrians who had been hit by cars while texting and walking to justify the fine.

New Jersey town begins issuing $85 fines for texting while walking | Metro.co.uk.

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