In New Jersey, a lawmaker has proposed a bill that would make it illegal to be texting while walking in public. If the bill is passed, it would carry a $50 fine or up to 15 days in jail.

Similar bills have failed in Arkansas, Illinois and New York.

The New Jersey lawmaker that proposed the bill has cited a National Safety Council report in her proposal that says cellphone distraction accounted for about 11,101 injuries between 2000 and 2011.

What do you think?