United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recency blogged about distracted walkers who text, listen to music or talk on cell phones while crossing streets. There’s no doubt, pedestrians who don’t pay attention pose a safety risk to themselves and others.
“And, it’s not just cars and trucks that pedestrians are ignoring,” writes LaHood. ” …Pedestrians distracted by cell phone calls and text messages also risk deadly encounters with the transit buses and commuter trains around them.”
The Federal Transit Administration is promoting Operation Lifesaver, a safety campaign that shows the dangers of distracted walking around trains.
Maybe we should have payed more attention in kindergarten. Remember the song “Stop, Look and Listen?” Here’s a video to share with little walkers: