If you've visited me before you know how peeved I get by distracted, inconsiderate drivers. To me, it seems like it's common sense, shouldn't ADULTS realize how dangerous it is to be distracted while driving or for that matter walking! We need to remind children to look both ways before crossing the street, but geeez really, Do adults need that reminder now? Apparently, They Do! The following article from the washington Post made me realize, this childlike distractibility is reaching ridiculous proportions. Next they will be needing to print instructions in the newspaper, reminding adults 'Do not run while holding scissors', and "make sure you tie up your shoe laces too". I realize of course, that many kids are the ones having accidents, but you know what? If you're not old enough to instinctively know the following rules, you shouldn't own distractible gadgets.- tell me what you think..
It wasn't the bumps and bruises that surprised emergency room physicians when they started looking into the dangers of texting. It was the FATALITIES. "it's like walking blind", says Linda Lawrence, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, who has heard of people stepping into moving traffic, blackberry in hand.
Unlike speaking on a cell phone, texting requires users to divert their eyes, Lawrence says. The growing number of users of iphones, Blackberrys and other handheld devices has made texting-on-the-go a risk for people of all ages. Lawrence's group offers this advice:
1. Don't text while engaged in physical activities that require sustained attention, such as biking, in-line skating and playing sports.
2. Never text while driving.
3. Keep your phone of BlackBerry accessible, so you don't have to rummage for it.
4. Turn off the device, or ignore the call or message, whenever responding might be dangerous.
5. Avoid sending messages when you're out alone at night or in a crowded area where you could be the victim of a pickpocket.
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