Can they do that: New York to pass iPOD law? Listening or using an electronic device while crossing a street is now officially a major safety concern approaching epidemic proportions in our country. Really? Well, according to Senator Carl Kruger, the situation has become so critical that only a new law restricting iPOD and other electronic devices, including the ubiquitous and much-beloved Blackberry, can solve the fatalities occurring between driver and the pedestrian user of such devices. And, though the Senator says his objective is not punitive in nature, a violator could face a stiff$100 fine, and would have to appear in court. Sounds rather criminal to us.