A new proposal would make it illegal for New Yorkers to walk, jog or bike across the street while using your tech gadgets.
"If you're so involved in your electronic device that you can't see or hear a car coming, this is indicative of a larger problem that requires some sort of enforcement beyond the application of common sense," state Senator Carl Kruger said.
And it is not just iPods. Kruger's bill also would ban using cellphones, Blackberries, video games or other electronic devices when crossing the street.
Kruger said a 21-year-old man in his district was killed last fall when he stepped off the curb at the busy intersection while listening to music. And a 23-year-old iPod listener was killed on Jan. 11.
The proposed fine is US$100.