Police to start enforcing mobile device pedestrian law Wednesday
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Police to start enforcing mobile device pedestrian law Wednesday

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    The Honolulu Police Department will begin issuing citations to violators of the “Cross and Text Law” on Wednesday after a roughly three-month education and warning period.

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Honolulu’s new law prohibiting pedestrians from texting or using other mobile electronic devices while crossing a street or highway goes into full effect tomorrow.

The Honolulu Police Department will begin issuing citations to violators of the “Cross and Text Law” on Wednesday after a roughly three-month education and warning period.

Pedestrians may still speak on a mobile phone while crossing a city street or highway, but not engage in activities that require looking at a device, including laptop computers, tablets, video gaming devices, pagers and digital cameras.

Fines for the first violation are $15 to $35; $35 to $75 for a second offense within the same year; and $75 to $99 for a third offense within 12 months.

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