Introducing Pedestrian “Phone down” also known as the Zombie Law
The Pedestrian Zombie law is introduced to discourage pedestrians from mobile devices distraction while crossing the road. Pedestrians usually don’t pay attention while crossing the road because they focus more on their phones.
According to Liberal backbencher Yvan Baker, the Phones Down, Heads Up Act is set to impose fines for anyone using a phone or electronic device while crossing the road.
“If you walk the streets, you see people on their cellphones crossing the road using their phones. Experts tell us that if you are distracted as a pedestrian that you are more likely to get hurt.”
For repeated offenses, the violator will pay a fine between $35 to $150. This law is to create awareness to all the distracted pedestrians to avoid being hurt or killed.
However, Distracted Drivers are not exempted. The Government plans to increase the fine for careless drivers in Ontario causing death up to $50,000. The penalty will also include license suspension, two years in jail and six demerit points.