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The Distracted Walking Law

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Honolulu has banned pedestrians from looking at mobile phones, texting or using digital devices while crossing the road. The measure is aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from "distracted walking". The new legislation, which will come into effect on 25 October 2017, states that "no pedestrian shall cross a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device".

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The Distracted Walking Law

No walking while distracted - that's the law
Don't leave the kerb and step under a bus
Don't oggle that hulk, nor admire that chick
Keep all eyes on the road
No rocking along to music box
No whistling or humming allowed
No eating a burger while strolling
No admiring the view or star gazing
No distracting thoughts either
Why Oh Why is it chicken now, 
   to cross the road!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 7/29/2017 3:06:00 PM
You left out, 'no talking on your cell phone or texting' while walking or driving.. Another insightful offering.
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Date: 7/29/2017 3:00:00 PM
Lol awesome. It has come to this., needing laws, fodder for poets. xomo
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Date: 7/29/2017 2:49:00 PM
Good one John. What a great last line ! :)
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