Ideas Factory: How to combat mobile phone distraction
The Pedestrian Council of Australia is calling for a new law to combat mobile phone distraction.
Harold Scruby, Chairman of the Council, told Tony Jones he wants $200 fines for using handheld devices while crossing the road.
‘It’s just dancing with death,’ Mr Scruby said.
‘People just walk straight out as though there’s a brick wall protecting them.’
Tony agrees we’ve become attached to our phones, but thinks warning labels on their packaging is a step too far.
‘I don’t think you can blame the manufacturers. The onus has to be on the user.’
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