PHILADELPHIA - People in Philadelphia were in an uproar after a Tuesday morning report claimed that fines would be issued for texting while walking. That information turns out to be false.
The story became an internet sensation this morning saying that Police in Philadelphia would be handing out $120 fines to people who walk and text.
According to the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia (WPVI-TV ), another Philaldelphia TV station ran with the story Tuesday morning after seeing it on a blog.
After the story aired, the Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, Rina Cutler, said the texting ban was false. Cutler even went on to question how a law like that could be enforced.
In 2009, the city of Philadelphia banned the use of handheld cellphones in cars.
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