From a post title “Distracted Walking Injuries Quadruple — Mobile Devices to Blame?” on TechCrunch:
The number of citizens wandering into ditches, on-coming cars, and each other while staring at electronics has “quadrupled”, according to the Associated Press.
While some localities are pushing to make distracted walking illegal, I’m not sure that you can legislate common sense effectively.
Appreciating the humor of the situation
If YouTube is an accurate guide, this increase in distracted walking is also leading to some pretty hilarious videos. (I don’t want to make light of tragic accidents, so these videos are of incidents that did not result in serious injury – just serious hilarity!) Check out these gems:
Man nearly walks into bear:
Lady falls into fountain while texting at the mall:
The moral of the story? Watch where you are going. (I don’t know about you, but my Mom taught me that rule when I was 2 years old.)