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A Ban on Walking with Music?

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You've probably had the experience of walking along and negotiating around someone who is walking slowly, weaving or bumping into other pedestrians for an obvious reason: He or she is talking on a listening to an iPod, texting or chatting on a phone.

New York state Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) has introduced legislation to stem this practice -- what he calls "tuning in and tuning out." He wants to make it illegal to use an electronic device while crossing a city street on foot. The idea may not actually become a law, but if it does, it couldĀ mean a $100 ticket for listening to an MP3 player.

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