Using social networking site MySpace.com, the Battery Geeks are circulating a petition opposing New York Senator Carl Kruger’s proposed legislation banning the use of all portable electronic devices in New York crosswalks. The I Walk, I Cross, iPod petition advocates education over legislation, reminding all pedestrians to exercise caution when crossing the street.
The iPod lovers at BatteryGeek.net are turning to the popular social networking site MySpace.com to register their dissent against New York Senator Carl Kruger’s proposed legislation banning the use of all portable electronic devices in New York crosswalks.
Citing the ban as setting the wrong precedent and creating its own public safety hazard, the Battery Geeks have launched the I Walk, I Cross, iPod petition, where mobile electronics enthusiasts are invited to voice their discontent with the proposed legislation that has nationwide implications.
The I Walk, I Cross, iPod petition advocates education over legislation to mitigate the public safety risks involved when using handheld devices while crossing the street. Its simple goal is to create a public dialog reminding everyone to look left, right and left again.
To distribute their message, the Battery Geeks have launched a MySpace page to reach its concentrated population of mobile, tech-savvy users. The iPod has become a symbol of this generation, and MySpace is the ideal vehicle to promote crosswalk safety and distribute a petition for positive social change.
While the petition may seem as frivolous as the legislation itself, the Battery Geeks stand by its simple message of crosswalk safety, and to encourage participation, everyone who signs the petition is automatically entered into a free drawing for a 100-hour iPod battery.
The I Walk, I Cross, iPod petition is accessible at www.myspace.com/batterygeeks