A new bill proposes a variety of fines for crossing the street while texting in New York City.

Fines would start at $25 and go up to $250, depending on whether or not you're a repeat offender.

There are exceptions in the bill for police, firefighters, emergency personnel, and doctors.

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Crossing the street in New York City while texting could cost you more than your life — a new bill proposes it come with a fine of $25 to $250.

The bill, sponsored by Brooklyn Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, proposes a $25 fine for anyone caught using their smartphone while crossing the street.

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