WeHo: Minka Kelly Walking And Texting AT THE SAME TIME!
Believe it or not, but walking and texting could soon be illegal in places like New Jersey, if laws up for vote get some love at the polls.
Violators would face fines of up to $50, 15 days imprisonment or both, which is the same penalty as jaywalking.
Lampitt said the measure is needed to dissuade and penalize “risky behavior.” She cited a National Safety Council report that shows distracted walking incidents involving cellphones accounted for an estimated 11,101 injuries from 2000 through 2011.
distracted walking incidents involving cellphones accounted for an estimated 11,101 injuries from 2000 through 2011.
The study found a majority of those injured were female and most were 40 or younger. Talking on the phone was the most prevalent activity at the time of injury, while texting accounted for 12%. Nearly 80% of the injuries occurred as the result of a fall, while 9% occurred from the pedestrian striking a motionless object. Mashable
As for the photos, they were snapped yesterday afternoon as Minka was spotted out grabbing lunch with a friend in West Hollywood.