Suddenly that UK law that could get you 2 years in jail for texting while driving makes sense — and this is not to say we support texting while driving, it’s just this seems kinda too harsh. According to a new study by phone directory service 118118, last year 6 million people in Britain were hurt while texting and/or talking, with injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to broken noses, cheekbones and even a fractured skull.
The research discovered 63% of people concentrate so hard while texting they are unaware of their surroundings. One in four would support “mobile lanes” on pavements to highlight the increasing number of hazards, and nearly a half back the use of protective pads around them.
A total of 1,055 people were surveyed and conclusion was: “Britons are clearly text addicts so we need to make sure they are protected on the streets.”