ER Doctors Warn About Walking While Texting; When Will We Start Seeing Laws?
from the they're-coming dept
Anyone want to take a guess on when we’ll see the first laws proposed to ban the practice of walking-while-texting? We’ve already seen a few proposals that would ban walking and talking in a crosswalk. And, to add some fuel to the fire, some ER doctors are warning people who walk and text at the same time that it’s risky behavior. The doctors say they’re seeing a rise in reports of people walking and texting at the same time, leading to some sort of injury, including two people who were hit by a car after paying more attention to their phone than oncoming traffic. Since technopanics always seem to start with a news article, just wait for someone to propose a law against this — rather than insisting that perhaps it’s time to institute a little common sense. Update: Apparently, I’m too late. At least one state has already proposed just such a law.