Contact Us

Could Distracted Walking Fines Be Coming To Illinois?

Texting on a touch screen phone
Keith Bell

Do you text while you’re walking because that soon could be breaking the law in Chicago?

I see it all the time. People texting and walking at the same time. They don’t pay any attention to what is going on. The walking texters run into things like street signs, doors, and other people. They will even go into the road without looking and almost get run over by cars. It’s really dangerous.

Are you guilty of doing it?

According to timeout.com,

“Pedestrians could face fines ranging from $90 to $500 for using their cell phones while crossing the street, under a proposal introduced today by two aldermen in Chicago.”

How would it work?

“The ordinance would empower police officers to issue tickets to pedestrians for “distracted walking” in intersections—defined as “cross[ing] a street or highway while using a mobile electronic device in a manner that averts their visual attention to that device or that device’s activity.”

I wonder if that means they will have police officers positioned at busy intersections to issue these tickets? I don’t think this would be the best use of their time.

I do think it will get passed because it’s just another way for the broke city to make money. You know once Chicago approves it, the rest of the state will follow.

What do you think?


Video: Weiner Dog Race at Rockford IceHogs Game

Subscribe to 96.7 The Eagle on

Download the new free 96.7 The Eagle app

 

 

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://967theeagle.net using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Eagle VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Eagle VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.