You can leave your digital lifestyle at home in New York, if a local Senator gets his way.

New York State Senator Carl Kruger plans is introducing legislation that will outlaw iPod or mobile phone use by pedestrians crossing the road — doing so will attract a $100 fine.

The fun-loving Senator claims his law is a response to the deaths of three Brooklyn residents who were killed when crossing the road because they were using an iPod or phone.

"This electronic gadgetry is reaching the point where it's becoming not only endemic but it's creating an atmosphere where we have a major public safety crisis at hand," the Senator told Reuters.