Whatever type of vehicle one is on, texting while driving has been proven to be extremely dangerous as this recent viral video perfectly illustrates.
In the footage, which has been widely shared on WhatsApp and uploaded on Facebook page Beh Chia Lor, a man riding a bicycle is shown slamming right into the back of a vehicle, reports Coconuts Media.
Honolulu just imposed a strict rule allowing police to fine pedestrians up to $35 for the first offense if they are caught checking their phone while crossing the streets in the city and nearby county.
However, after the second offense, the fine would go as high as $75, and $99 for the third offense.
A new study has found that some individuals’ brains can have a unique waveform in response to smartphone texting. This “texting rhythm” is the collective result of things that happen during texting like eye focus, handling the device and message construction, among others.
It is rare to find someone who does not own a smartphone these days. However, it seems knowledge about its effects remains scarce. Thanks to this recent study, we now know that physiological changes actually take place.
In an effort to ensure the safety of its pedestrians, one city in Germany has installed traffic signals right into its sidewalks so pedestrians will not need to look up while using their smartphones.
Officials of Augsburg discovered that many pedestrians often ignored traffic signals when walking while absorbed with their smartphones, the Washington Post reported.
If you’ve ever wondered why people don’t often use periods to end their text messages, you can cross off the idea that they’re just against proper grammar.
According to a new study published last month in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, text messages ending with periods are perceived as less sincere.
The Chinese have been messaging each other in a way that almost puts texting to shame given how many accidents we’ve had from walking while texting or the often fatal driving while texting.
Rather than glue their eyes and attention to the screen for those crucial moments while they type, most Chinese people use voice messaging.