The statewide ban on texting while driving wasn’t enough for one New Jersey town, according to The Huffington Post. After 74 crashes involving pedestrians in 2011, three of which were fatal, Fort Lee, New Jersey passed a new law earlier this year that fines walkers $85 who do not stop prior to texting. “It’s a big distraction,” Fort Lee Police Chief Thomas Ripoli said. “Pedestrians aren’t watching where they are going and they are not aware.” Since the law has been in place, Fort Lee police have issued more than 117 tickets. My comment: Though I haven’t tried texting while walking, I’ve hit my head on lamp posts while turning it to watch girls. Texting seems as bad or worse, so I see it as a sensible measure and wonder why the ban isn’t more widespread. But they shouldn’t ban girl-watching.