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Monday, July 30, 2012

Distracted Pedestrians Stumble Into Danger

A young man talking on a cellphone meanders along the edge of a lonely train platform at night. Suddenly he stumbles, loses his balance and pitches over the side, landing head first on the tracks.
Fortunately there were no trains approaching the Philadelphia-area station at that moment, because it took the man several minutes to recover enough to climb out of danger. But the incident, captured last year by a security camera and provided to The Associated Press, underscores the risks of what government officials and safety experts say is a growing problem: distracted walking.



Anonymous said...

The government can't protect us. Stupid people need to be weeded out for our own survival as a species.

lmclain said...

The government thinks they CAN 'protect' us....There are probably hundreds of weasel politicians busily drafting legislation (and fines, of course) for distracted walking, which has been done by hundreds of thousands of tourists in New York for decades.