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Poll: Ban texting while walking?

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Now that Evanston has banned cell phone use while driving — the question arises — should a similar ban apply to pedestrians?

A New York state lawmaker wants to ban texting, talking or using iPods while out walking or running. He hasn't yet gotten the state legislature to go along with him, but police in Fort Lee, N,J., got some ink recently when they cracked down on jaywalking — including distractedly crossing the street while texting.

And researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have concluded that people can't walk in a straight line while they're texting.

So what do you think? Should Evanston ban texting while walking?

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