Fifty Bucks or Your Life

Kaye Beach

Oct. 8, 2011

 

 

“If we can prevent someone from being killed, that’s the intent,” City Councilman Brad Egbert said.

If it can possibly save one life…then we should do it, right?

Do what?  You are probably wondering.  Well, pass another law outlawing stupidity. In this particular case caring lawmakers want to prevent idiots from walking out into traffic because they are more absorbed in their phones than they are in living.

Never mind the fact that no one has even died from this particular form of idiocy in Rexburg. . it’s .all in the name of safety.   If you are caught risking your life by texting and walking in Rexburg,  prepare to cough up 50 bucks.

I don’t know about you but the desire to avoid being flattened by a vehicle motivates me more than the fear of a fifty dollar fine.  But what do I know?

Small town in Idaho says if you text while crossing a street, you’ll pay a fine.

 

Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.  ~Author Unknown

 

 

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