Recently in Philadelphia and starting to be enforced on November 1, 2009 Mayor Nutter signed into law a ban on hand-held cell phones while driving, biking or rollerblading within the city limits of Philadelphia. However this ban does not cover motorized wheelchairs. I am a Rollerblader and cell phone user and now I cannot "blade" and "talk" on the phone at the same time or face a citation that carries a fine of $75.00. However, dining the other night in Chinatown, I witnessed a man in a motorized wheelchair traveling on the sidewalk at a high rate of speed, talking into a hand-held cell phone. I feel that this situation is more dangerous than a person chatting on their cell phone while rollerblading on city streets. Mayor Nutter if you are reading this, I would recommend that you amend the law to now include motorized wheelchairs in the citywide cell phone ban! That's the Monty Way for Today.
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