Getting in my car tonight at the end of a busy, dificult working day, I watched as a woman walk between two cars with her focus on her cell phone. She stepped out into the traffic area without looking to see if there were any cars there. This is a busy parking lot full of cars and at a time when many people were leaving.
I get that people are busy. I get that sometimes we have to answer these phones. Here is the thing, if you get hit by a car because you weren’t looking that call, email, text or whatever you’re looking at won’t make a bit of difference.
Check your cell phone before you walk out the door and then put it away. I know that sometimes you have to answer the phone when you are driving but really for your own safety put the phone down while you are walking.