Ontario Liberal MPP Yvan Baker's private member's bill aims to curb distracted walking in the province. The move follows one U.S. city that passed a historic law banning pedestrians from looking down at their smartphones while crossing the street.
Baker said he was inspired by Hawaii's largest city, Honolulu, which adopted its so-called "zombie law" last month. It cracks down on people who are texting or not paying attention while crossing the street. They can be fined up to $35, or even more for repeat offenders.
London Morning asked: Is a ban on texting and walking while crossing the street a good idea?
Around the table:
- Murray Faulkner, a former police chief in London.
- Michelle Baldwin, the executive director of the Pillar Nonprofit Network.
- Carrie Anne Stephenson, London comic.