Honolulu bans pedestrians from using mobile phones while crossing street

Honolulu bans pedestrians from using mobile phones while crossing street

Honolulu has become the first major US city to decide to prohibit crossing the road while using your mobile phone.

From October, anyone caught crossing a street or highway “while viewing a mobile electronic device” will face a fine of up to $35 for a first offense. Pedestrians caught multiple times will see their fines rise as high as $99.

“We hold the unfortunate distinction of being a major city with more pedestrians being hit in crosswalks, particularly our seniors, than almost any other city in the county,” Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell told a press conference last week.