A bill was introduced in the Nevada Assembly making it an offence for pedestrians to send or receive text messages while crossing a street or highway.
The bill was introduced yesterday by Harvey Munford, a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly.
If enacted into law, Assembly Bill 124 would prohibit pedestrians from typing or entering text into cellphones or other handheld wireless devices while crossing a highway. It would also be against the law to read messages on such devices or surf the Internet while crossing the street.
There are several exemptions from the proposed law. Firefighters, ambulance attendants and other emergency medical personnel will not be bound by the law as long as they are acting in the course of their employment. Similarly, police officers are exempt under the bill.
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