If you are one of those people who walk or cross streets without taking your eyes off mobile phoneYou should be more careful. For responding to messages, calls, browsing Social websites Or work apps that are difficult to lock out, and you could be putting your life at risk.
A woman in Perera suffered a scare after being ‘glued’ to her phone while walking through a shopping centre.
According to videos from security cameras, the citizen was able to take more than ten steps out of a complex before she tripped and fell. She did not notice that in front of her was a pool that could be integrated with a swimming pool with plants as part of the decoration of the place.
She seemed to be focused on the device for several seconds without looking up to see where she was going. With the recession, it moved. However, he ‘found’ the area by stumbling and realized that the water was now up to his knees.
Fortunately, he knew how to hold himself so as not to fall completely into the water, and above all, take care of his personal belongings, including his cell phone. Likewise, he was immediately assisted by two men and a security guard who approached. He had no injuries; She was only soaked from foot to knee with the prop.
The images were aired on networks and local media to emphasize the dangers of focusing on technological devices. This warning message was copied by many netizens: “It doesn’t make me laugh, but you see a lot of people out there distracted by their cell phones, not even looking where they are going. I hope he learns his lesson”, “The worst virus in the history of mankind”, “Give your cell phone a rest for a moment, it causes many accidents, addicts never learn”.
However, others questioned the signage at the shopping centre: “The safety of the space for visitors should take priority over the architecture and how beautiful it can be seen. Even looking at the cell phone, it’s not fair to not have a security wire”, “It’s the location of the water source that I’m looking at wrongly, I’m not an engineer at first glance. There should be a barrier to prevent these incidents.
Eye: The cell phone warns you to look ahead
Taking into account that many people around the world walk looking at their cell phones, Google offers a possibility that distraction is not the cause of accidents. It is available on Android devices and to activate it, you need to follow these steps:
- Go to ‘Settings’ or ‘Configuration’.
- See ‘Digital Wellbeing’ section. In one of its functions, ‘look ahead’ or ‘attention’ appears.
- Read the features they offer you: “If you use your phone while walking, you’ll get a reminder to pay attention to your surroundings. Use this function with caution. Attention does not change the fact of being attentive.
- Enable more accurate GPS. Also mention whether you will be physically active or walk.
Once the function is enabled, the cell phone will detect whether you are moving through a gap and will constantly send notifications to the screen so that you don’t forget to raise your eyes and look outside.
Of course, remember that this does not change your responsibility. You should always disconnect and be aware of what is going on around you.
Presented by: “El Tiempo”, Colombia / GTA
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