Source: University of Maryland
quote: Why are there even pedestrians anyway? I drive everywhere I go and I do NOT walk around in areas where I can be hit by a car unless absolutely unavoidable.
quote: The fact that you can't understand why anyone else would do something you wouldn't want to do is a dead giveaway.
quote: Are you sure you're not an idiot?
quote: I love the fact that your argument hinges around "walking in traffic", cause you know, that's what people in cities do...
quote: I'm blown away by how regularly you demonstrate how stupid you are.
quote: Do I maybe have a complex? Sure, that could be.
quote: The New York bill was proposed by State Senator Carl Kruger, a Brooklyn Democrat who has grown alarmed by the amount of distraction he sees on the streets in his neighborhood and across New York City. Since September, Mr. Kruger wrote in the bill, three pedestrians have been killed and one was critically injured while crossing streets and listening to music through headphones. “We're taught from knee-high to look in both directions, wait, listen and then cross,” he said. “You can perform none of those functions if you are engaged in some kind of wired activity.”
quote: Things like being mugged, attacked, run over or even falling into a random hole. If they happen, you have to be prepared to accept that it was none other than your own fault.
quote: These accidents were due to both being distracted by their devices and blocking the sounds of the warning systems with their headphones
quote: Also, since this is a retrospective case series, neither causation nor correlation can be established between headphone use and pedestrian risk. Such risk can be determined only in virtual environments or large-scale pedestrian observational studies. However, we believe our grading system shows strong circumstantial evidence that headphones may have played a role in most injuries and deaths in the case series.