Walking and texting: so many of us do it yet we all know how important it is to remain vigilant and to be aware as pedestrians…
Walking and texting: so many of us do it yet we all know how important it is to remain vigilant and to be aware as pedestrians.
In New Jersey, lawmakers have been pushing for a ban on texting and walking, in an effort to promote pedestrian safety.
According to NJ.com if the law is passed pedestrians could be fined ($50) if caught with their eyes glued to their phones instead of the sidewalk.
Although there has been no mention of such a law being implemented in South Africa (yet), an increase in collisions between cars and pedestrians resulting in fatalities remains a major concern for road safety and health authorities.
The AA lists distracted pedestrians as one of the top three reasons for pedestrian fatalities in SA.
In the meantime pedestrians can take note of the following road safety advice to help bring down the high number of fatalities on our roads:
(Via Arrive Alive)
We’ve posted a video below to show just how unaware we are of what’s going on around us when we’re glued to our phones:
Video via Youtube