Phones are first invented to make our lives simpler but it seems that it is causing more and more accidents and injuries.
While many acknowledged how dangerous it can be to use the phone when driving, the same can also be said to using the phone while walking, especially in the public.
More accidents have been recorded since the past decade as more people are using their smartphone for many reasons; listening to music, phoning, texting and even playing games.
An estimation of 1,500 pedestrians were treated in the emergency room in 2010 for injuries related to using the phone while walking
In case the statistics do not scare you, this video will reveal how bad it can be when you use a phone while walking in the public.
If you are lucky enough to avoid minor injuries, it does not mean that you can avoid a major embarrassment as well!
As seen in the video, these pedestrians are completely distracted as their eyes are totally glued to their smartphone’s screen
One woman accidentally bumps into the bus stop when she is too distracted by her phone while a man bumps into an electric pole
The video later continues to show how dangerous it can be when one uses a phone while driving
A crash typically happens when the driver is distracted by just three seconds. Drivers who use the phone while driving is 23 times more likely to involve in an accident than other drivers.
Even if you get out of the accident unharmed, other innocent people may not have the same luck. So, think twice before you reply to the text.
Watch this eye-opening video to see how dangerous it can be to text while driving and walking