Texting while crossing street in Hawaii will cost you

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Distracted walking law goes into effect in Hawaii
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Distracted walking law goes into effect in Hawaii. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on October 25, 2017.

Texting and walking could cost you if you're crossing the street in Hawaii.

The new law goes into effect for Honolulu Wednesday.

If you're caught in the crosswalk on your phone, your first ticket will run you up to $35.

It goes all the way up to nearly $100 for repeat offenders.

Laptops, hand-held video games, and digital cameras are also off limits when crossing the street.


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