First of all your title is very intriguing but false... A cheap trick used by newspapers and marketers. Having said that... Kruger can suck it. You don't need your ears to cross the street. Even one eye is enough. The only time i use my ipod is when im walking somewhere...
On the other hand I would like to see police try to enforce this in Midtown Manhattan during rush hour....
Fancy a ride on my Choo Choo Train?