Sign the petition: #SafeWalking
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Are you a ‘petextrian’-someone who has their eyes glued to their phone when walking and not watching where they are going? Do not deny it so quickly, think again! You have probably responded to a text, scroll through Facebook or even Snapchat while walking without even realising.
It is common for pedestrians to use their mobile phone while walking today. However, distracted walking is becoming a real problem around the world and the risk is evident, as pedestrian casualties are on the rise and mobile phone plays a big role in this issue. It diverts the walker’s attention from being a safe pedestrian, causing them to be oblivious to their surrounding and danger is amplified, such as phone being mugged and even cause death, especially when walking around in a busy city.
In fact, one in five careless Brits have bumped into things or someone because they were too distracted with their phone while walking. There are no exact figures on how many casualties occur in the United Kingdom, but there have been deaths reported due to reckless walking behaviour. Sadly, the dangers of distracted walking is not being highlighted, as much as, the dangers of text and drive in the country, unlike China, Germany and the United States, who are already taking steps to address this issue. It could take years to a cover the issue in whole, especially in the digital age.
But we can change that.
Please sign and share this petition. The Heads Up Pedestrians campaign aims to raise awareness and educate people about the dangers of distracted walking and hoping to collect enough signatures for the road safety organisation to take action.
Start with yourself. Promise to keep your heads up, phone down while walking and encourage friends and family to safe walking. Make it your own responsibility and note that not every vehicle or people on the street will always look out for us.
Make walking safe. Together we can stop senseless injuries and avoid potential deaths by being aware of yourself and the world.
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