The vast majority of humanity is not stupid. We certainly make mistakes and are sometimes careless, but we are not stupid. Certainly not when it comes to our personal safety. If you bought that you are, apparently, wrong.
New York senator Carl Kruger knows better. "We have a major public safety crisis," he said. What is this crisis? Drunk driving? Terrorism? Nothing so obvious. The new culprit of our time is far more user-friendly. It's the iPod, that dreaded device so alluring that people become brainwashed and stumble into on-coming traffic.
Kruger wants to save us from ourselves (or rather our catchy tunes) by proposing a bill making it illegal to use any electronic device while crossing a street. Violators will be punished with a $100 fine. I personally don't care enough about my life recall childhood lessons about looking both ways, but $100? That's 100 frosties!
Over the past five months, Kruger has personally heard of as many as three iPod-related deaths. Maybe that fine should be $110 just to be sure.