Texting while walking poses danger to students
By Taylor Parsons & Jake Courtepatte
While many people are familiar with the problems of distracted driving, a recent Japanese video campaign targets the dangers of ‘distracted walking’.
The video shows a simulation of 1,500 people using their smartphones while crossing an intersection.
The video coincides with news that Apple on Thursday filed a patent for transparent texting technology allowing users to see where they walk while they text.
This feature is rumoured to be included in future software updates.
Until that release occurs, ‘walk and text’ apps are available in the App Store, and they may be beneficial to Humber students.
Humber News reporter Jake Courtepatte reports.