Last week rumors about Philadelphia pedestrians were widely circulated on the internet, TV and radio.
The rumors were telling people that it is a crime to walk and talk, text, e-mail or otherwise use a cell phone in Philadelphia.
It is not a crime. However, it is also not a good idea.
Distracted pedestrians may not receive the $120 fine cited on national programs, but they may be dangerous and create a serious accident. Thus, Philadelphians, tourists and others are being encouraged to walk safely and to avoid being the victim of a Philadelphia distracted driving crash.