Your phone can cost you your life!

2/11/2011:

Part “Friday Fun,” and part “Public Service Announcement…”

Seriously folks, break the phone addiction today!

try putting the cell phone down for a few minutes would you - Your phone can cost you your life!Many of you have already seen the self-absorbed lady who fell into a water fountain at a shopping mall while texting on her phone.

What made me think of this – was Tuesday’s Police Blotter report – where a woman was unfortunately struck by a vehicle while using her cell phone and crossing the street at the same time.

I’ve noticed a terrible trend that is increasing at exponential rates. The smart-phone / cell / texting addiction has really reached epidemic proportions. People everywhere are so hooked on interacting with these miniature computer devices – that they just can’t put them down – even when their own safety is visibly at risk.

I’d suggest that those individuals that are constantly fiddling with their phones – to try very hard to just put the damn thing away when you’re outside at least. The world can be is definitely a beautiful and interesting place to observe and think about. And get this – there are tons of people you can (get ready…) actually socialize with as well! You don’t need a login, an account, or anything else! Just open your mouth and talk. Doesn’t even require electricity or a cell plan! Amazing, eh?

Regardless, here’s a fantastic mashup / re-mix of that mall incident – along with her TV appearance where she was considering suing the mall property owners! For her own lack of awareness!

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whineanddineinhob
whineanddineinhob
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:20 am

NYC passed new fines today for using a cel phone while driving. In addition to the $100 fine there is a 2 point penalty. Points can raise auto insurance and 11 points within an 18 month period will get your license suspended. NJ should do the same.

homeworld
homeworld
Reply to  hoboken411
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:53 am

I believe they were updating it to: “About to run over a pedestrian.” [quote comment=”203455″]Driver who killed a pedestrian gets sued – plaintiff alleges that they were “updating their Facebook account” while driving.I swear – this status update shit is far from the most important thing you can be doing while operating a multi-ton vehicle.[/quote]

wakeupandsmellhoboke
wakeupandsmellhoboke
Friday, February 11, 2011 8:39 pm

Whatever happened to “look both ways before you cross the street” Pedestrians need to share the responsibility of safety with vehicles. Not take it for granted that cars will stop. Most people will say that if they get hit they will sue. Well enjoy your thousands of dollars from the best wheelchair money can buy.

Mama Luke
Mama Luke
Friday, February 11, 2011 7:22 pm

Government wants to run your life because you can’t run your own life. Give me a break.

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