The Salt Lake Tribune reports that citation came June 1 when a pedestrian wearing headphones ducked under crossing arms at a Salt Lake City TRAX station and forced a train to use its emergency brakes.
But records show the transit authority has issued many more tickets using a law banning trespassing or jaywalking on railways. More than 1,200 of those tickets were issued last year.
Fines for that violation recently went up to $300 for a first offense and $500 for additional offenses.
Distracted walking tickets are $50.
UTA last month asked state lawmakers to make distracted walking a state violation, but legislators rejected the proposal.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune.
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