Please don’t read this blog while walking down the street. Distracted walking can be a cause of injury or even death. One article on the subject has noted that, “The combination of distracted walking and distracted driving is commonly blamed for the recent increase in pedestrian deaths . . .“
When asked for comment, one pedestrian admitted, “I’m a severe texter and walker, so I don’t know if I can quit on my own.”
Several cities are considering “distracted walking legislation” to prevent serious injury. I think we can learn to put our screens away while we walk and drive. It simply takes personal discipline.