Honolulu will be the big American city to ban from walking across the road looking at mobile phones. The new law starts in October. It says: "No pedestrian shall cross a or highway while viewing a mobile device." This includes tablets and digital cameras. People breaking this will get a fine of $15-$35. People who break it for a time will get a $99 fine. The new bill is called the Distracted Walking Law. Honolulu's Kirk Caldwell said the law was because of the number of injuries and deaths when pedestrians use devices.
Lawmakers called people who text while walking, "phone ". Mr Caldwell said the ban was to make people more of the dangers of texting while walking. He said that , many pedestrians in Honolulu have while crossing the road. Caldwell said: "Sometimes I wish there were laws we did have to pass, that perhaps sense would [exist], but we lack common sense." Another lawmaker said we have but we forget about the real of safety. The new law is like that bans texting while driving.