We know we should be focused on driving, or the traffic as we attempt to cross the street. We should be paying attention to the person standing next to us on the ‘L’ as we text away, but that phone has its hook into us and we can’t put it away.
You have all heard about drivers in Chicago and the suburbs getting into accidents because a text or a phone call distracts them.
There have been plenty of articles describing people being attacked on the street while they are talking or texting on their smartphones.
How many times have you seen pedestrians with cell phone in hand walking into the street totally oblivious to the cars heading their way?
Even after hearing story after story about how we put ourselves at risk when we use our phones, we just can’t seem to leave it in our pocket.
What is it that makes us pull out that phone as soon as we feel it vibrate even though we may be putting ourselves at risk?