The Associated Press reports that two states are considering legislation that would regulate and/or bring awareness to the perils of distracted walking.  New York and Arkansas lawmakers believe that walkers who use both earphones and walk while using cell phones and/or texting are a danger to themselves and others.  Some lawmakers indicate that their laws are “aimed more at increasing awareness than punishing pedestrians.”

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110124/ap_on_re_us/us_distracted_walkers