“A government report released today highlights an unsettling trend: After decades of decline, pedestrian fatalities are once again on the rise. And “petextrians” — people who text while walking — may be partly to blame, according to the report.” (ABC News Report)
We are all guilty of checking Facebook, responding to a text, or Googling while walking down the street. For that matter, you can’t even walk passed a store anymore without getting a text or push notification from the store. And yes, it is true, lawmakers are trying to pass laws in some cities that will fine people if they text and walk others are introducing pedestrian safety programs.
You see, the internet of things and enhanced objects might be making life a little easier but they also might just be making us a little less attentive to our surroundings. As with all good things, there are some negatives. Look at the below infographic, teens are most susceptible.
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