I saw one of the most recent Discussion Questions posts was asking what you thought was the best April Fool’s Prank. Well, one prank made headlines in Philly on Sunday, and that was a painted “Texting Lane” on the sidewalk near City Hall on JFK Boulevard.
It is supposed to be a joke lane designated for people walking that get distracted on their electronic devices. It was a public prank that was staged to raise awareness about walking and texting, but some people did not take it that way.
This is probably in response to the fake story about making texting while walking illegal in Philadelphia last year.
I think the whole thing is pretty funny, but I’m not sure about the issue when it’s on a sidewalk.
What do you guys think about ‘texting while walking’ and is this really a potential issue?