The state that brought us such sensible ideas as Snooki and Bridgegate is considering a ban on texting and walking. The New Jersey legislature has introduced a new bill that would impose $50 fines or potentially up to 15 days in jail for committing the heinous crime of walking while looking at your phone.

“If a person on the road – whether walking or driving – presents a risk to others on the road, there should be a law in place to dissuade and penalize risky behavior,” said Democratic assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, one of the bill’s sponsors.

Some of the people of New Jersey think the bill is an embarrassing waste of time. And their governor is Chris Christie, so they would know.

“I think it’s a pretty silly thing. All the problems we have in the world, we have to worry about somebody walking down the street texting. Maybe some of these politicians should worry about real problems we have in New Jersey,” locals told CBS2.

Via CBS New York