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Texting While Walking: The Terror Stalking Our Sidewalks (VIDEO)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 03:02 PM
To be filed under "how did we miss this!" ... Casey Neistat -- the filmmaker who gamely used himself to illustrate the hazards of blocked bike lanes -- has made a cautionary video about texting while walking. It first appeared in the New York Times and was picked up today by Laughing Squid.
The practice, Neistat says, "may lack the social stigmas of drunk driving or smoking crystal meth, but it can be just as dangerous."
Luckily, there are ways to text on the street and not become the subject of an afterschool special. Neistat has a tip: "Proper technique is putting your back against the wall and standing in one place while you text, allowing foot traffic to safely flow by."
See for yourself!