"Padded Lampposts Tested in London to Prevent Cell Phone Texting Injuries"

Finally, something to prevent this dreaded threat. Of course, I suppose that people could hold their arms out in front of them to provide some cushion:

People who have been injured while walking and texting on their cell phones may be in luck.

A London street is experimenting with padded lampposts to protect those not paying attention from banging into them, ITN reports.

A study conducted by 118 118, a phone directory service, found that one in 10 people has been hurt while focusing on their cell phone instead of where they were walking, ITN reports.

The test lampposts will be given a trial run in London’s East End on Brick Lane. If the trial is successful it will be rolled out in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. . . . .



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they need to pad the omnibuses. Or discourage texting while walking. There is a practical limit to protecting people from their own stupidity. I believe cases like this are covered by the Darwin Awards.

3/08/2008 6:41 AM  

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