This has got to be the dumbest ban I've ever heard of. State Sen. Carl-"look both ways before crossing the street"-Kruger wants to implement a ban on iPod and cell phone use while crossing streets in major NY cities. So if the bill goes through, you'll be fined $100 for yapping on your mobile (or listening to your MP3 player) while crossing the street. Ok, granted there are a lot of morons out there who don't look where they're heading when they're on the phone (sadly I'm probably guilty of doing that once or twice), but if you're too oblivious to notice a bright yellow cab heading your way while crossing the street, maybe city life just isn't for you. Is this seriously NY's top priority right now?

Bill Banning iPods in Crosswalks Slated for Albany [WCBS]