Honolulu bans texting while crossing the street


Lei down that phone!

Crossing the street while texting in Honolulu is now illegal, thanks to a new law that went into effect Wednesday in Hawaii’s largest city.

Violators can be slapped with a fine of up to $35 for their first offense.

But those who continue to use their phone and cross the street will be fined up to $99.

The cellphone ban, which is intended to stop distracted people from strolling out into traffic, has made Honolulu the first US city to fine pedestrians for using their phones.

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