Written By Damilola Faustino
Many of us are guilty of walking and texting. This should not surprise anyone because we are now in the smartphone age. With its arrival, we are always distracted while driving and walking on the highway. In fact, in some countries, they have put up banners warning people about the dangers of text-walking. Notwithstanding, here are tips for walking and texting:
Do not send or respond immediately
We are all addicted to our smartphones. Hence, we love to chat with bae, family, and friends on BBM, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram whether we are walking or not. No matter how important the message (s) is, you should not reply or respond immediately. Get to wherever you are going and settle down to reply.
Stand at a point and do whatever you want to do with your phone
If you have to respond to a message, step aside or stand at a point and reply the messages. This is better if you do not want fall into a ditch or hit a fellow pedestrian. It is safe and reasonable.
Download type and walk application
For every problem, there is a technology solution. There are now apps that will enable you to type when you are walking. How? You can easily type messages, read and send images and messages while walking to your destination without messing up with traffic on road or street. You can download Type While Walk or Type N Walk which are available on either the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
Simply let your phone be!
The best way to be safe while walking or driving is to let your phone be. Only use it when you are not doing any of the aforementioned.
Here is a recent video of a woman who fell down open sidewalk cellar door.