Texting Leads while walking makes you bump into Lamp Posts

by yogesh

Like a scene out of a Laural and Hardy movie, imagine that you are walking down the street and texting a message to a friend at the same time. Come to think of it, it actually happens in real life too. Apparently a street in London is to experiment with applying protective padding to lampposts, to protect pedestrians who have a habit of walking into them while focusing on their mobile phones. The padding up will start at London’s East-End in the iconic Brick Lane; a place where the highest incidents of ‘walking and texting’ injuries in the country have been reported.

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Local charity, London Living Streets, which campaigns for easier walking facilities has teamed up with directory enquiries provider 118 118 to sponsor the project. A poll will be carried out on Brick Lane to determine the response of locals. If successful, the concept will be rolled out in Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool.