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>> It seems everyone with a smartphone does it, using their device while crossing the street. But in Chicago, some may soon have to pay for it. A new law proposed in the city would fine anyone who texts or talks on their cellphone while crossing the street.
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pporters say their proposed law can help keep those numbers from rising further.
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>> I think it's a problem.>> It's dangerous, they're not looking.>> But the price is raising eyebrows, $90 the first time, $500 for repeat offenders.>> $500 because I'm distracted, wow.>> These people have lost their mind, that is not the Chicago way.>> But it is the Hawaii way.
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That state became the first in the US to outlaw, what it calls, distracted walking, last month. However, offenders there face fines ranging from only $15 to $99. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reserving judgement, for now.>> Everybody does it, and then everybody's irritated when somebody else does it.
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So my total view is I want to look at it. I think it has something to do with people's own safety.>> City officials say 27 pedestrians have been killed in Chicago so far this year.