Texting while crossing street no longer allowed in Honolulu

Posted at 7:58 AM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 10:58:40-04

(KGTV) - Pedestrians who text while crossing the street in Honolulu can now face a citation.

Hawaii's capital is now the first major U.S. city to ban texting while crossing a street or highway. Pedestrians are also barred from using gaming devices, tablets, laptops, pagers and digital cameras while crossing the street.

City law enforcement will allow citizens to learn about the new law for the next three months before issuing citations.

Those who violate the law can be fined up to $35 for a first offense.