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Have You Ever Had a Walking-While-Texting Incident?

We all know that texting while driving can be very dangerous, but what about walking while texting? According to Yahoo! UK, padded lampposts are being tested on London streets — no joke. I guess texting while walking accidents occur more often than I thought, with a recent study revealing that 1 in 10 people are hurting themselves while focusing on their cell phone screens instead of the street!

If you live in London stay tuned as this pilot project will be launching on famous Brick Lane — the street that has the highest walking and texting injuries! After living in London for a period of time, I always noticed people on the tube staring intensely at their iPods, but actually causing bodily harm by focusing on one's cell phone? Wow! OK, I'll stop making fun of these individuals, because I could totally see clumsy me doing the same thing. What about you? Any "run-ins" with street poles?

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RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Texting ins't a priority to me so, no. I'm not allowed to be this dumb.
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
Nope, that hasn't happened to me. I guess I'm just used to texting while walking. I use my pheripheral vision and just walk slower when I need to use my phone.
caroline_1 caroline_1 9 years
ooh cherrycola, that looks ouchy!! and stwbrry sgr.. ive had my own txt/drive sessions, so im in no place to judge..! ive never walked into a pole, but ive stumbled, stepped on the cat's tail and probably a couple other things.. im a clumsy one :)
Disenchanted Disenchanted 9 years
Not yet. Hope it never happens.
swt-strwbrry-sgr swt-strwbrry-sgr 9 years
no but I nearly had a driving while texting accident yesterday afternoon
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Oh cherrycola that looks incredibly painful :-(
Megatron Megatron 9 years
I have, but not anything serious. My roommates and I saw this newscast yesterday and were laughing hysterically.
cherrycola cherrycola 9 years

This is what happens when you are texting while walking...
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Eek, not yet!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
No and I hope I never do!
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
See the thing is its not just texting that causes harm its also checking sites like geeksugar while walking. I had a long walk last week, got bored while on my way, so I'm online and tripped on uneven concrete! Of course I did that sly look around to make sure no one was looking and kept walking like nothing happened.
amers230 amers230 9 years
i've tripped but not sure that had much to do with the texting, i'm kind of a klutz anyway lol
linb linb 9 years
How dumb are we becoming? The city has to put pads on lamp posts because we can't stop what we're doing and watch where we are walking? If you have to say something to that person at that exact moment, and can't stop to text, why not actually...oh, I don't know...CALL the person?
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i haven't yet -thankfully (but yes...knock on wood). i've been knowing to try to multi-task while walking but living in NYC - there's ALWAYS the chance that i'll get hit by a cab or something so i try to avoid it.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Mind your head hahahaaha! Omg the first time I saw the "please mind the gap" I almost shit myself cuz I was laughing so hard!
potc-crazyy potc-crazyy 9 years
I was walking on a small road on the way back form school, and I got an IM. I was replying, and I guess it was something major since I didn't notice a car had stopped behind until the rightfully impatient man honked at me!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
:ROTFL: that would hurt!
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Ha, I have bumped into things on occasion while looking at my phone. lol
laluna laluna 9 years
I'm not one to be obseesed with my phone but i did have an incident at work. I was checking a message as i was walking back to the office and tripped over a log straight into the garden bed. It was at a caravan park so of course there was tons of people around! :D
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Mind your head! :rotfl:
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
That picture is hysterical.
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