Should using a mobile phone while crossing the road be banned everywhere?


4th August 2017

AN American city has banned people from using mobile phones, laptops, tablets and digital cameras while crossing roads. 
It’s an issue that’s been in and out of the news for years, but the city of Honolulu in Hawaii will become the first in the United States to ban pedestrians from using screens as they cross the road, once and for all.
It is hoped that the new law, which will come into effect in October, will lower the number of road accidents caused by “distracted walking”.
According to #SaveKidsLives over 500 children die on the world’s roads every day – how responsible is phone zombie culture?

Should using a mobile phone while crossing the road be banned everywhere?


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unicornfan · 5 years ago

Yes of course. It is so sad the amount of children losing their lives because of this.

akurapaty · 5 years ago

Using a mobile phone while crossing roads is dangerous, specially if a car is at high speed.

tolu · 5 years ago

nobody should do that

Sashgirl06 · 5 years ago

First Comment! Yes, definitely. It'll save hundreds of lives. I can't really see any reason why we shouldn't ban it.

ninjagoh · 5 years ago

I voted yes because childrens' safety is very important!

grace27 · 5 years ago

It should definitely be banned, it can save your life by doing it and it is only for a couple of seconds while you cross the road.

shpee · 5 years ago

I doubt it would do much. People who focus on their phones whilst crossing the road are probably completely oblivious to everything around them and won't even care. I feel as though teaching people about the dangers would be more effective.

claudine · 5 years ago

Definitely because your life is more important than a phone, full stop.

horsefan · 5 years ago

If this law applied in more cities, lives will be saved

sunglasses · 5 years ago

I am in the middle; you shouldn't look at your electronic device whilst you are crossing the road, but if you are very careful while you are having a phone call, it should be ok.

Umbrella4 · 5 years ago

Yes. There are loads of accidents which happen because of children looking at the Phones crossing the road. This is just a little thing you can stop doing for 5 seconds! It could save you life...

artymartin · 5 years ago

It is dangerous to cross a road while looking at a phone because you could get run over.

nbeausang · 5 years ago

I think too many people die because of getting run over a lot of the time it's because they're distracted with a device in their hand this rule prevents many people's deaths .

mazzy136 · 5 years ago

Yes, I think it should be banned if you are looking at a screen but if you are just talking to someone with the phone to your ear then no.

banjoblaze · 5 years ago

In my opinion they should; many lives could be saved as a result. (Unless the road is closed for some sort of festival and there will be no vehicles driving down it).

evadore · 5 years ago

I think crossing the road while looking at your phone is very silly. Any sensible person would know that is very dangerous.

oggybogs · 5 years ago

If it will help to save lives then It's a no brainer!

MillyH · 5 years ago

It's safer this way

derpydude · 5 years ago

I think, it should be banned: lots of car crashes has been based on people texting while crossing the road.

bigdream · 5 years ago

If you r on the phone chatting and there is a red light the cars will stop and some people even put down the phone and say thank you and look and then they go back on their phone and start chatting again.

sisterocks · 5 years ago

Yes because hundreds of children die because texting their friend is more important. It's like it's illegal to be on your phone ? while driving!!

happy4456 · 5 years ago

Definitely! I walk to school every day and back, having a phone in my hand a long the way. I have to cross a massive junction - and the amount of people I see there is outstanding! And then the amount of people I see on their phones is disappointing. My friend has seen three people get run over before - and she told me that all but one person were on their phones. That should say a lot.
And the good this is(if the law is cast) that it would be illegal to use a phone whilst crossing - so if someone is doing it, they are breaking the law(and many people are sensitive about that).
Because like many people are saying: PHONES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN LIVES!

marley800 · 5 years ago

I think it is a good idea because there probably won't be as many road accidents

amair · 5 years ago

Try to tell that to a vlogger

kawaii101 · 5 years ago

YES! The number of lives lost is unacceptable. Children should lead a full life and walking across roads with phones is putting lives at risk.

kawaii101 · 5 years ago

I agree with happy446

ajmyles · 5 years ago

If you're looking at tech and not looking at the road it could cause a fatal injury

rebecca.xo · 5 years ago

Yes!!! People could get killed or very badly hurt and safety is way more important then mobile phones.

flameemily · 5 years ago

Someone at my school was run over ( she didn't die) because she was looking at her phone. The car was also speeding but she would have been more aware if she wasn't on her phone.

RockyTabbs · 5 years ago

This causes many deaths, Don't blame Nintendo for Pokemon Go related

oceangirl · 5 years ago

I think people should put away their screens while crossing roads but I think banning them is a bit much

banjoblaze · 5 years ago

Oceangirl- But if they'll be away anyway we might as well ban them.

joshops · 5 years ago


3v0charl · 5 years ago

Yeah its really upsetting when you here that people die from being run over ?

lollypop · 5 years ago

As much as I love my phone !!!! I think that it should be banned because its life threatening ! Crossing the road it so quick (well unless you have very slow traffic lights like we do in brighton!) and because its so quick you can jus sacrifice five seconds so tech time to save your life ! Think about it!

gm333 · 5 years ago

It doesn't need to be banned everywhere, just in busier places in the city or town and people made more wary of this fact.

bruh12345 · 5 years ago

yea because u r not aware. Easy death

coolguy · 5 years ago

Yes loads of kid die from this every year ??

puppy20 · 5 years ago

Obviously yes as so many children,teens and adults die or get severely injured just for using their phone! You never know what might happen!

gavriella · 5 years ago

Using a phone whilst crossing the road is extremely dangerous as it is estimated that about 500 children are run over because of it.

gagho · 5 years ago

Totes I think ? it's ok ? because they can hear the cars .

march2010 · 5 years ago

yes because people will die if they are crossing the road with a mobile phone while they are crossing and they will lose their life like for example if someone had a mobile phone while crossing the road they will get run over when the lights are green for the cars to go

so it is very dangerous

snake08424 · 5 years ago

Yes, it's really dangerous and life-threatening to kids and adults.

fluffy14 · 5 years ago

Kids lives come first!

orangebob9 · 5 years ago

If you were looking at your phone while crossing the road and you had you earphones then you do not know your surroundings and if a car came speeding towards you then...

fox64 · 5 years ago


ninjahari · 5 years ago

I don't want death by phones!

pakistan12 · 5 years ago

you can use the phone while your walking but when you are on the road then you have to put it in your pocket. That's all you need to do. If the kids knew that then they would be safer and would have lived more longer.

fox64 · 5 years ago

either lookout or kerslpat yourself.

joohyun56 · 5 years ago

of course you shouldn't go on an electric device while crossing a road because there will be less children losing their lives everyday

jam11 · 5 years ago

Thousands of young people are tragically losing their lives. If you just switch of your phone or look at the road as you cross you might just save your life.

ship12 · 5 years ago

you guys are totlly rigkt

17joefspe · 5 years ago

I said yes but i think drivers should be more cautious

zeushades8 · 5 years ago

#It could ZaVe uR life

hookswool · 5 years ago

I think Mobile phones shouldn't be used when crossing roads because you could get run over.

huddlest · 5 years ago

Yes, kid die because of this.

huddlest · 5 years ago


huddlest · 5 years ago

And this goes for an adult too.

huddlest · 5 years ago


tiffanycat · 5 years ago

NO because its their choice to go on their phone when they're crossing the streets. they should know better than that if they wanna die its their own fault.

vvvv · 5 years ago

Yes, but being punished for doing so?

holholster · 4 years ago

Phones should not be banned whilst crossing roads, because of the following:
- Nobody would pay attention to this particular rule
- Nothing bad ever happens on roads, as long as you look up from your device before crossing.

sootysweep · 4 years ago

We should ban looking at mobile phones while crossing the road. It will save so many peoples lives.

ti-10 · 4 years ago

Yes, Even though people like to go on their phones, it is best to ban this because so many people are dying because of this horrible thing. I cannot believe some people said no! I agree with unicornfan

jedigeorge · 3 years ago

urgh. yeah!!!

katkid10 · 2 years ago

People could die by doing this.