Silly humans think they can do two things at once despite overwhelming evidence that they can barely do one thing at once. If you can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, what makes you think you can walk and text simultaneously? Read on to see some dramatic examples.
Then you have a boy in Milan Italy trying to walk along a subway platform while using a Sony PSP (article):
If you can’t even walk and text at the same time, imagine how much harder it must be to drive while texting. When you’re walking and texting, you might fall into a fountain or off a train platform. You’re mostly putting yourself at risk. In Champaign a couple years ago, a student walked in front of a bus because she was distracted by her phone. When you’re driving, you’re putting other people at risk too, both those in your car and those around you. Here’s what happened to when a bus driver was texting while driving in San Antonio, Texas:
A few public safety advocates been trying to make people more aware of the problem. Here’s a powerful public service video from Great Britain (aimed at teens or older — this isn’t for young children):
Finally, here’s a well-made documentary about texting and driving produced by AT&T:
Please stop texting while driving. Just because you haven’t had an accident doesn’t mean you can text and drive safely. You’ve just been lucky.