Friday Funny: Addressing the Dangers of Texting While Walking

<p>More and more people are injuring themselves by walking into poles while looking down at their cell phones. This video from <em>ITN News</em> looks at an effort in England to make the streets safer for walking texters.</p>
March 14, 2008, 2pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"A study in the UK found that one in ten people actually managed to hurt themselves by walking into a post while peering down at their mobile phone screen. The mishaps -- called "walking and texting" injuries -- have spurred the charity Living Streets to launch the padded-post-pilot scheme in Brick Lane, London. It seems that if all goes well, there are plans to roll out the idiot-proof system in Birmingham, Manchester, and Stupidton."

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Published on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in ITN News via Engadget
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