Fort Lee, N.J., is reportedly going to start issuing $85 tickets to pedestrians caught walking while texting on their phones. This big-government stuff is really getting out of control — next thing you know they're going to start requiring everyone to purchase health insurance. Seriously, though, the bureaucrats and politicians who dream up these policies must either be so dense that they aren't capable of walking and texting at the same time, or they must leave such relaxed lives that they never have to multitask. What's next, banning high heels because someone walking in them might trip? The real sidewalk hazard in Fort Lee isn't pedestrians walking while texting, but those parking meters that the government has erected on poles in the middle of the sidewalk. If it were pedestrian safety rather than revenue generation that the municipality had in mind, the meters would be the first to go.