You're under arrest, citizen, for crossing the street while talking on the phone

Mother of god. I’m supportive of the handheld ban while driving, but while walking? Well, if Representative Kenneth Duncan of Illinois gets his way, you’ll have to hang up at every crosswalk. How unbelievably idiotic is that?

He even has a backer for the bill, Illinois’ Secretary of State, who thinks it should be softened to being a secondary offense, only applicable to jaywalking cell-phone talkers. May as well have a law against putting lipstick on donkeys for all the good a law like that will do. I’m glad they’ve solved all the other, real problems in that state so now they can focus on mind-numbingly pointless legislation such as this.