Nuancing Fort Lee New Jersey’s Texting While Walking Ordinance

In a post titled WHERE U AT? NJ? GET OUT!, Tam offers a couple of nuanced defenses for individuals who may be ticketed for texting while walking in the borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey.

How is “walking” defined? Two consecutive steps? More than two? “X or more steps in X amount of time”? Does it have to be in a forward direction, or is this like ‘traveling’ in the NBA? Can you sidestep and text at the same time?

“Not guilty, your honor. My client was texting while Riverdancing, which is clearly not prohibited by the ordinance.”

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