ODGEN, Utah — The Utah Transit Authority
(UTA) is considering an ordinance that would make distracted behavior around trains and train crossings
an offense subject to fines, according to a Standard-Examiner
report. Under the proposed ordinance, a person caught talking or texting on a cellphone, listening to a portable music device, reading and even attending to personal hygiene or grooming, could be fined by UTA police $50 on the first offense and $100 on any following offenses.
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