Fed-up New York City bans cell phones at performances

Carrie sent in Good News From NYC where the City Council approved legislation Wednesday that bans the use of cell phones at all public performances.

The ban, believed to be the first of its kind anywhere, includes cell phone use at concerts, movies, plays, lectures, dance performances, museums, libraries and galleries. Talking on a cell phone, dialing, listening or even having one ring during a performance constitutes a violation – and a $50 fine.