[4] Room 101 - Walking Whilst Looking At Your Phone Watch

Poll: Should Walking Whilst Looking At Your Phone be locked into Room 101?
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!If you are confused as to what this is, see this post:
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Andrew97: People who walk into you while looking at their phone and then proceed to blame you. Look where your walking, your phone isn’t that interesting!

So, do you find people who walk whilst looking at their phone annoying? What if it is something important? And when would this act be deemed as important?

Now you can vote. Comment your opinions, backing them up with science, religion, facts, and whatever else, and we will see whether walking whilst looking at your phone will be locked into Room 101




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(Original post by Koalifications)
If you are confused as to what this is, see this post:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...6#post76536106

Andrew97: People who walk into you while looking at their phone and then proceed to blame you. Look where your walking, your phone isn’t that interesting!
So, do you find people who walk whilst looking at their phone annoying? What if it is something important? And when would this act be deemed as important?

Now you can vote. Comment your opinions, backing them up with science, religion, facts, and whatever else, and we will see whether the 280 character count on Twitter will be locked into Room 101 forever.

EDIT: For this debate, voting 'yes' means you think the count should be made shorter or longer, and you can justify yourself below. Voting 'no' means the character count is fine as it is, or it doesn't matter.





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I don't think it should be banned, just people who do this need to be able to multi task well or at least look at their phone and know they're not walking into someone or into traffic.
See, I am guilty of using my phone on the go at times, but I can focus around me at the same time and never have bumped into anyone due to this.
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I don't think it should be banned, just people who do this need to be able to multi task well or at least look at their phone and know they're not walking into someone or into traffic.
See, I am guilty of using my phone on the go at times, but I can focus around me at the same time and never have bumped into anyone due to this.
I agree to some extent, although I'd say a large proportion of people who do this cannot multi task well, which is why the Netherlands have built traffic lights into some of their pavements to help smartphone users cross the road safely. It would be very difficult to monitor who can and cannot multi task well, and so how would we sort out the fact that many people die each year from walking out onto roads whilst looking at their phones? The traffic light system I just described received criticism from many people, and so what can be done?
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(Original post by Koalifications)
I agree to some extent, although I'd say a large proportion of people who do this cannot multi task well, which is why the Netherlands have built traffic lights into some of their pavements to help smartphone users cross the road safely. It would be very difficult to monitor who can and cannot multi task well, and so how would we sort out the fact that many people die each year from walking out onto roads whilst looking at their phones? The traffic light system I just described received criticism from many people, and so what can be done?
This is a case of, each individual should have enough sense to identify whether or not they can safely multi task using the phone whilst walking.
Easy test, try it somewhere safe with distractions. Can't manage, don't walk with it.
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Well given I nominated this, you can guess which way I voted.
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(Original post by starfab)
This is a case of, each individual should have enough sense to identify whether or not they can safely multi task using the phone whilst walking.
Easy test, try it somewhere safe with distractions. Can't manage, don't walk with it.
The thing is, people may not always follow this. For example, whilst people know that driving through a red light is illegal and dangerous, some people still do this. Simply telling people will not work. In my opinion, warning people of the risks (albeit obvious) may be better, as it will deter them from walking across the street on their phone.
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(Original post by Andrew97)
Well given I nominated this, you can guess which way I voted.
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The thing is, people may not always follow this. For example, whilst people know that driving through a red light is illegal and dangerous, some people still do this. Simply telling people will not work. In my opinion, warning people of the risks (albeit obvious) may be better, as it will deter them from walking across the street on their phone.
Sure, warn of the risks, just don't see a need for sanctions on it
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Sure, warn of the risks, just don't see a need for sanctions on it
I agree, and also because monitoring this will be incredibly difficult.
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I agree, and also because monitoring this will be incredibly difficult.
Imagine fines like they do for driving and using the phone :rofl:
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Imagine fines like they do for driving and using the phone :rofl:
That would be a pain...
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That would be a pain...
Agreed
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