Jaywalking while on the phone could cost you more

BOSTON (NEWS10) – Jaywalkers could soon face higher fines if they don’t put down their cell phones.

Currently in Massachusetts, you could pay only $1 for the first three jaywalking offenses.

Some state lawmakers want to motivate pedestrians to follow the rules of the road by increasing that fine. They could be up to $25.

Under the proposal, if you are wearing headphones or using your cell phone while jaywalking, fines will double to $50 for the first offense.

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