It sounds crazy, but a New York State Senator says that there outta be a law against using an iPod and other devices while walking around New York City. New York State Sen. Carl Kruger told Reuters that three of his Brooklyn constintuents have been killed since September as a result of being distracted while using an electronic device.
I can understand the Senator’s motivation but it seems pretty nutty to me. It’s also possible to trip on your shoelaces while walking in public so perhaps we should ban those too.
You can listen to the podcast of my KCBS segment about this (about 2 minutes)