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    Walking and Texting -- Ever so Dangerous!!

    Hello,

    I know I have seen adverts on T.V that say "Texting/talking whilst driving is dangerous" but whoever thought that talking whilst walking could be ever so dangerous the same

    I was walking in the city around 10:30pm at night, sort of a night out on the town. Was walking through like a walkway that connects the road to several hotels, a Casino and back into night clubs and a few other places.

    Was walking back into the main road, was checking some e-mails on the iPhone as well as texting a few very important people, I know the walkway quite well and should of known there would be concrete flower beds and steel plates to stop skateboarders from grinding all over them, but heaven behold I forgot all about it and was so hyped up in my texting experience that I walked straight into the damn concrete bed and steel plate and cut a deep gash into my shin, man it hurt like anything.

    I had to go to the hospital and have 3 stitches on my shin and then took yesterday off work to rest it off, but I suppose a lesson learned here is not to text and walk at the same time as it can be just as dangerous.

    But to top it all off, I had a new tetanus shot
    My arm is still killing me even though it was the puniest little needle you have ever seen and was not there for more than 20 seconds.

    So in your experience, have you ever been impacted by the same?

    Walking and Texting -- I have cut some close calls but what about you?
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    Can't find it now but theres a program on Android and jailbroken iPhones that uses the camera to show you where you are going while your texting Problem solved
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    I do text while walking on pavements. There are risks involved but at least not as dangerous as texting while driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelHost View Post
    Can't find it now but theres a program on Android and jailbroken iPhones that uses the camera to show you where you are going while your texting Problem solved
    LMAO. That's genius!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelHost View Post
    Can't find it now but theres a program on Android and jailbroken iPhones that uses the camera to show you where you are going while your texting Problem solved
    Really? Try to share the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelHost View Post
    Can't find it now but theres a program on Android and jailbroken iPhones that uses the camera to show you where you are going while your texting Problem solved
    Sadly my iPhone is or jailbroken, don't intend on it either!

    Would be nice to have though, I was in such a daze that everything around me was oblivious, probably natural for me though

    Walking and texting what a killer cycle, I was sent a video of a lady in a mall walking and texting and fell into a fountain, ROFL that was funny.
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    I don't text and walk, heck I don't even text but I've seen some good ones.

    Someone about to sit down in a chair, but miss and fall on their ass.
    People walking into poles (street sign, stop lights, telephone poles, etc).
    Tripping over uneven sidewalks.
    Walking into parked cars.
    Getting clipped by walking into traffic.
    walking into buildings.

    You know, slapstick of the 30s

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    Yep, definitely heard of something like this happening before!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPW8xmI4w6U

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGCJerry View Post
    I don't text and walk, heck I don't even text but I've seen some good ones.

    Someone about to sit down in a chair, but miss and fall on their ass.
    People walking into poles (street sign, stop lights, telephone poles, etc).
    Tripping over uneven sidewalks.
    Walking into parked cars.
    Getting clipped by walking into traffic.
    walking into buildings.

    You know, slapstick of the 30s
    Lol~ Next time you should take a picture,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGCJerry View Post
    I don't text and walk, heck I don't even text but I've seen some good ones.

    Someone about to sit down in a chair, but miss and fall on their ass.
    People walking into poles (street sign, stop lights, telephone poles, etc).
    Tripping over uneven sidewalks.
    Walking into parked cars.
    Getting clipped by walking into traffic.
    walking into buildings.

    You know, slapstick of the 30s
    Well, I've been in a couple of the above scenarios!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow-Sean View Post
    whoever thought that talking whilst walking could be ever so dangerous the same
    Anyone who actually uses their brain.
    Seriously, what happened to common sense here. Walking and texting is not WORSE than driving and texting, but it can be very deadly and catastrophic. Keep the device in your pocket, nothing must be replied to that instantaneously
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    There are quite a few applications doing this for Android, most Samsung Galaxy S users do have Road SMS; which can also be installed on some other phones: https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result

    but in general i just stop to text. much easier, less dangerous

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    i was walking texting an well, i hit the pole but no serious matter there

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneWilson View Post
    Lol~ Next time you should take a picture,
    I don't carry a camera with me. Well actually my phone has a crappy camera built in, but no way of sending pictures except for the "expensive" time ( 2 and a half minutes of talk time per image sent. I have prepaid) it costs to send it in a text message.

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    Texter gets hit head-on from the rear.....Film at 10!
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