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A bill before the Nevada Assembly would make it illegal for pedestrians to read, browse the internet or enter data with hand-held devices while crossing highways in the state.

Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford introduced AB123 during the floor session Thursday. He says his intention is for the law to apply to all state roads, even in residential areas.

File photo of someone texting. (photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages) The bill makes exceptions for uses concerning medical emergencies, safety hazards and reporting criminal activity. Public employees and contractors responding to an emergency are also immune to the restrictions.

Munford says increasing frequency of incidents involving people crossing roadways while using phones motivated his bill.

First offenses would result in a written warning, with second and third offenses incurring $100 and $250 fines.

» 19 Comments

  1. Troy

    February 15th, 2013

    We are FU*KING DOOMED!
    I am watching 20/20 tonight with all the whiners about being on a cruise ship that had an engine burn up and they were stuck at sea for 8 days.
    Cry me a friggin river!
    I believe back in April 14, 1912 they would have shit nickels to have it that good!
    When did the entire G-D country turn in their man-card?

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  2. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    Not necessary. I don’t see it as a money grab, but more nanny state stuff to protect us from ourselves because we are too stupid (they think) to take care of ourselves.

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  3. pdwalker

    February 15th, 2013

    More government overreach.

    Stupidity is punishment enough.

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 15th, 2013

    Haha never work. People are jaywalking at all hours in vegas – some with small kids pushing strollers ( illegals mostly) and they never get a ticket. Dude writing the bill, his district is the ghetto. He doesnt have the balls to tell his peeps to use crosswalks much less tell them to follow any rules. Cops have better things to do like arrest celebrities from hollyweird.
    Aint that right, OJ? Lol.

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  5. Rightwingfeather

    February 15th, 2013

    Stupid actions have consequences.

    Like having demoncrats in charge.

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  6. bitterclinger

    February 15th, 2013

    This has been a particularly egregious day for liberty all ’round. The state senator dolts in the Virginia General Assembly can’t seem to pass the anti-NDAA bill! I think they like the thought of us proles being scooped up!

    Meanwhile, how’s come youse guys never mentioned this stellar poster?

    http://bit.ly/XdJjiE

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  7. Abby Normal Dude

    February 15th, 2013

    I suspect this is intended to keep low iformation voters alive long enough to vote several times in the next presidential election. I say let em walk and thin the herd

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  8. serfer62

    February 15th, 2013

    Another way to deprive Darwin Awards candidates

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  9. Left Coast Dan

    February 15th, 2013

    That’s a good one bitterclinger.

    I hate specific laws like these taking control out of judges’ hands, but if it will protect me as a driver I can see the value.

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  10. RosalindJ

    February 15th, 2013

    I guess the Darwin Award isn’t a consideration.

    Dammit. They keep wanting to make people better, and all they’re going to wind up spitting out is reavers and their food supply.

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  11. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    February 15th, 2013

    Typical progtard democRAT.

    We have no interest in protecting you from predators. But, we care so much about you that we are going to protect you from yourself.

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  12. Edith McCrotch

    February 15th, 2013

    How about making it illegal for ILLEGAL ALIENS from crossing the roads illegally that WE paid for….why don’t you fix THAT first?!? …ya freekin’ MO-RON!!!!

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  13. Unneutral

    February 15th, 2013

    If you aren’t smart enough to watch for traffic as you cross the street, ‘what difference does it make’?

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  14. Anonymous

    February 15th, 2013

    might protect drivers from the lawsuits the onliners will file after getting hit…

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  15. Unruly Refugee

    February 16th, 2013

    @bitterclinger, that’s one of the best posters i’ve seen. I’ll start using that phrase right now.

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  16. Billy Fuster

    February 16th, 2013

    Another example of liberal contradiction. They think the world is overpopulated so they protect stupid people from killing themselves. I can only logically surmise that they want to get rid of intelligent people.

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  17. Immortal Fish

    February 16th, 2013

    We’re told the police have better things to do than to round up illegal aliens. Better things to do… like this?

    I know, I know. It’s because they care.

    I’m sure the 5% of decent cops that are still out there will exercise discretion and go after the real bad guys. But then there is the other 95% of cops.

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  18. Tim

    February 16th, 2013

    If it’s a safety issue, why would anyone be exempt?

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  19. scr_north

    February 16th, 2013

    I’m not a big fan of nanny state rules however I’ve seen people (a lot of them) step out into intersections while texting or doing something with a mobile device and not even glance up at the lights or walk sign. The screech of tires and a horn or six usually breaks forces them to break their eyes away but it’s been a miracle that none of these idiots haven’t yet been killed. By the way, before you remind me that it would be their fault remember that a driver would suffer from this as well. So, I’m in favor of ticketing them as long as the campaign for it is massive with no warnings. Then as word got around it would end up being a diminishing return as people actually started showing a little common sense.

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