Many states already ban held-held phone use while driving, and for those that do not, it may be just a matter of time until distracted driving is reduced. But what about busy sidewalks, jogging trails and other places packed with walkers bobbing and weaving to avoid each other? Are there any regulations protecting pedestrians from those with their eyes glued to CandyCrush or Twitter?
While I can't say that I've been flooded with stories of collisions and mishaps from those who commute on foot, it does not mean that serial texters and smartphone gamers are not something of a nuisance. You don't think? I mean, who really wants their steaming coffee splashed all over in a head-on with a Facebook poster?
Next time you are in a mall or walking in a congested urban area, count how many times you are bumped, nudged, or had to make special maneuvers to avoid someone who did not see you because their face was buried in their mobile device.
OK, in all honesty, I may have been that distracted walker a few times. Seems like many of us live our lives in a constant state of hyper-drive. So who can resist the mid-stride temptation of peeking into your purse or reaching into your pocket to send a quick message, check the weather or latest football scores.