This fellow was busy on phone in the middle of the road.

@sjvg1976 (18397)
Delhi, India
December 26, 2017 1:21pm CST
Hello friends, Hope you all are well and had a nice day. Today when I was going to my workplace in my car with good speed as there was no traffic on the road at that time , suddenly a person came crossing the road . He was not in hurry though but was not attentive at all. Normally people remain very conscious on road but this person was walking as if he was walking at his home with ear phones , he was busy talking over phone and even didn't hear the horn. But when I slowed down and stared at him he looked at me , still no sign of sorry on his face and moved on and finally I had to apply brakes for him to cross. I was shocked to see him. He was having no sign of fear as he took granted that I will stop the car and will allow him to cross the road first. I hate such guys who risk theirs and others life for their fun. Do you come across such people in your life? How do you deal with such people?
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@RasmaSandra (19080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Dec
Here in Latvia, practically everyone who drives has a phone to their ear. So it is the opposite you have to be real careful crossing streets as someone with a phone might just run you down.
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@sjvg1976 (18397)
• Delhi, India
26 Dec
Hahaha...This is also very common here.
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@MALUSE (42653)
• Germany
26 Dec
If people who did that had to pay a heavy fine, things might change. I think you can teach them only by emptying their wallets.
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@marlina (76665)
• Canada
26 Dec
Agree with a fine, but who is going to enforce the law?
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@MALUSE (42653)
• Germany
26 Dec
@marlina Good question. In our town, we have people who're not police but work for the community who can write fines (illegal parking etc.)
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@marlina (76665)
• Canada
26 Dec
@MALUSE That's interesting. I guess the towns and cities would need tons of them.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
27 Dec
It happens all the time, more and more people have their eyes on their phones and they do not care of anything else.
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@shaggin (37313)
• United States
26 Dec
I was really a dumb teen and figured people should break for me so I never looked when crossing the road. My mother always said their brakes could fail or they might not see me ahead of time to stop but I never listened to her
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@Kandae11 (40337)
26 Dec
Wonder if he was high on something. Who crosses a road ( even if it seems empty) without looking left or right - and talking on the phone.
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@nomus24g (24415)
• India
26 Dec
some habits refuse to die...
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@Shiva49 (13787)
• Singapore
27 Dec
I have seen few such with no thoughts about their safety. The onus is then on the other to stop. They just can't be bothered - siva
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Dec
It takes two people, who are not watching out for the other person to cause a bad accident. The driver may be texting while driving and the pedestrian may be texting while walking across at an intersection. Then both are at fault and twice the chance of a bad accident. The phones really need to go. My opinion.
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@Shiva49 (13787)
• Singapore
1 Jan
@lookatdesktop Then again the person texting may escape but cause an accident where another innocent bears the brunt of his folly when the vehicle swerves to avoid the culprit - siva
• Dallas, Texas
31 Dec
I see this kind of thing all the time here in Dallas. They walk while texting. It is no wonder that some times they get out in the street and may get run over. They also bump into people and get into a fistycuff situation almost every time.