Since all money going into government coffers is construed these days as a tax, here is one I am definitely against. In case you didn’t follow the link, here it is in simple terms: Philly to fine pedestrians for texting while walking.
I have admitted this before, but I’ve had issues with texting while walking. I don’t think, though, that I ought to fear facing the possibility of getting ticketed for (perhaps) running into a tree or for (maybe) brushing shoulders with someone else who can’t look where he or she is going either.
I’m not all that sure I favor texting-while-driving being a ticketable offense. On the other hand, hiding the fact that you are texting (or updating your status, or tweeting, or whatever) is much easier behind the door of a car than when one is simply walking.
This seems like an easy-out for city cops to balance budgets.
Get your walk on and text as you please. Look up occasionally.