There is no activity that our nanny state masters won’t hyper-regulate — including walking. Just across the Hudson from NYC:
Fort Lee’s police chief has seen his share of careless pedestrians texting or talking on the phone in his own town. …
After trying pamphlets and brochures, he’s ordering his officers to ticket careless pedestrians on the spot.
“They’re not alert and they’re not watching what they’re doing,” Police Chief Thomas Ripoli told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis. …
Unlike careless driving, there’s no specific charge for being a careless pedestrian, but Chief Ripoli said his officers are watching, adding they’ll know it when they see it.
I know runaway authoritarianism when I see it. Too bad I can’t issue a ticket.
On tips from Incitatus and Artfldgr.