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Severe warnings are issued to people who are driving, bicycling or walking while texting in PA.

Caroline Ku
  • 25 july 2011

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This article titled “US starts to fine people caught texting while walking” was written by Leo Hickman, for The Guardian on Wednesday 20th July 2011 19.00 UTC

Earlier this year, a woman from Pennsylvania became a YouTube hit after she was caught on security cameras falling into a water feature inside a shopping mall. The reason for her public humiliation was not so much that she got wet – she did (very) – but that her accident was caused by her trying to send a text while walking. It was a slapstick gem that would have tickled Stan Laurel or Harold Lloyd.

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