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Bill would bar viewing mobile devices while crossing street

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2013

    Under the bill, introduced by Councilman Brandon Elefante, pedestrians would be prohibited from viewing mobile electronic devices, defined as any hand-held or portable equipment capable of providing wireless or data communication, such as pagers, laptop computers and video games, while crossing a street or highway.

Pedestrians caught looking at mobile electronic devices, including cellphones, while crossing the street could be fined under a bill before the Honolulu City Council. But the amount pedestrians could be fined is still up for debate. Read more

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