Each year, killing about 300 pedestrians in road accidents in the state of New York in the united states. Something that delstatssenatorn John Liu wants to try to prevent a new bill.
the Senator proposes that it shall be punished by a fine walk across the street and at the same time looking at a ”portable electronic device” – in other words – a mobile phone. If the proposal becomes a reality, it can result in fines of between 25 and 250 dollars, about 240 to 2,400 Swedish kronor.
Some groups are, however, exempt from being penalized with fines. It applies, among others, those working in the hospital or in the emergency services.
from the organization Transportation Alternatives, who want to make it easier for time - and cykeltrafikanter in New York city.
– It is a very misguided proposal, " says Marco Conner, head of Transportation Alternatives, to The Guardian and continues:
– most of The road accidents involving any kind of driver. This is a cover to blame the victims.
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