There must be a crime wave occurring right under our noses that no one has properly addressed. Why else would New York state senator Carl Kruger be planning to introduce legislation that would ban people from using an MP3 player, cell phone, Blackberry or any other electronic device while crossing the street in either New York City or Buffalo.
Obviously this is a case of a politician trying to protect the public from potential harm. But to me its a case of trying to treat a lack of common sense as a crime. A job with an Ipod but make sure its not so loud that I can't also hear whats going on around me like cars approaching. This law would be enforceable. Politicians should focus and real societal problems not trivial ones.