Honolulu is set to become the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from "distracted walking."
The ban will take effect in late October. Offenders face fines between $15 and $99, depending on the number of times police catch them looking at a phone or tablet device as they cross the street.
Opponents of the law argue it infringes on personal freedom and amounts to government overreach. People making calls for emergency services are exempt from the ban.