The Dangers of Distracted Walking
Distracted driving is very much frowned upon but distracted walking receives far less attention. This infographic from Hussey Fraser looks at the rise in distracted walking since the advent of mobile phones and particularly smartphones. It is so common to see people walking down the street not looking where they’re going and it is responsible for 10% of pedestrian injuries.
In places of work such as building sites it is also becoming a big problem. Often people use their phone to check the internet on site and end up falling or tripping as a result. A building site is a notoriously dangerous place to begin with so it’s important to be extra careful when working there. Using phones on places like roofs can also be deadly so anyone working in the construction industry will need to be particularly vigilant.
In an ideal world you should wait to check your phone until you’re on your lunch break and if you absolutely insist on checking hold the phone up higher and look up every couple of seconds to get your bearings. See the full infographic now and stay safe.