If so, do it while you can. You may be next.

A state senator from Brooklyn said on Tuesday he plans to introduce legislation that would ban people from using an MP3 player, cell phone, Blackberry or any other electronic device while crossing the street in either New York City or Buffalo.

NewsChannel 4 reported that Sen. Carl Kruger is proposing the ban in response to two recent pedestrian deaths in his district, including a 23-year-old man who was struck and killed last month while listening to his iPod on Avenue T and East 71st Street In Bergen Beach.

“While people are tuning into their iPods and cell phones, they’re tuning out the world around them,” Kruger said. The proposed law would make talking on cell phones while crossing the street a comparable offense to jaywalking.

Some pedestrians said they were not worried about their safety while using their electronic devices while walking.

“I look for the light,” said Venus Montes of Williamsburg.

“I’m still looking,” said Lance Gordon of Far Rockaway. “It’s not like I’m not paying attention.”

State Senator Kruger, who is a Democrat, is doing what liberals love to do; punish millions “for their own good” because of mistakes made by 2 people. It’s the natural thing to do for a guy, and a party, for whom the Nanny State is the cure for all our ills and who believe that all mistakes in life can be averted if there’s just a law forbidding it. Liberty, for them, must take a back seat in order to cushion our entire existence.

Newsflash: People make mistakes and bad decisions. When it’s just 2 out of millions, restricting freedom is not the answer.

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