Gadget obsession, would it cause distracted walking injury?

United States
August 7, 2012 9:16pm CST
From what I saw sometimes at the downtown central park area, some students walking without looking forward, and they simply focus on their smartphone, texting or searching the web. I just wonder how can they do that? Once, while I was eating lunch with a friend on the bench, one guy was busy texting on his smartphone, and bump into someone walking on the opposite direction. I would say, such distracted walking habit just plagued on everyone nowadays, they simply don't need to look at the road. Luckily, they didn't get injury. But with such bad habit continue, someday, who knows, they might get injured. Don't you agree?
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5 responses
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
hi, i could not say that its a gadget obsession,but addicted in texting even in the road,i have seen that many times near at colleges and universities and even in the mall area,if they will continue that, they surely engage to the accident and injuries.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
27 Aug 12
People are like that these days , people driving and talking on the phone and texting . If I am walking and I want to send a text I rather stop and send the text because I would not want to be a accident victim .
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
At malls there would always be a chance on a crowded place where someone would bump you for shes not looking on her path but rather concentrate on texting someone on her smartphones. Thats why its also handy to have the old phones with physical t9 keypad. With that you could text while walking. People should also make it habit to pause at one side while texting so that they can avoid accident to their selves as well as to others.
@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
Absolutely right... I guess it's better to stop and sit for a while before doing some stuff in our gadgets.. If not it might cause and accident.. We might lure snatchers to grab our expensive gadgets..:( We must find an appropriate place to avoid distractions or accident.
• United States
8 Aug 12
Today,I was walking and this girl was focused on her phone and almost ran right into me. I had to move over and she said excuse me. If she had bumped me I would have told her off. she should be focused on what she was doing.