Drivers aren’t the only ones who could be fined for texting or talking. Now, there’s a proposal to keep pedestrians safe that could set off a national trend. Crossing busy Broad Street in downtown Stamford can be a challenge, even if you’re not staring down at text messages on your cell phone. “I see mothers pushing their babies, they’re texting and I’m like how do

y’all do all this at this intersection? That scares me,” Dawn Thompson said. “There been many times where I looked down on my phone and then notice that there’s a car coming right at me, and I feel like a moron whenever that happens,” Nicole Neurohr said. Texting or even talking on an electronic device may soon be illegal in Stamford if a proposal to outlaw ‘distracted walking’ is approved. “They’re oblivious to cars,” Stamford City representative, John Zelinsky said. READ MORE