Distracted Walking Speech

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Beep! Beep! A car horn just honked at you. You nonchalantly just strolled through a very busy crosswalk. All because your best friend sent you a hysterical meme on Instagram and you were dying to see it. Everyday a pedestrian is killed because they put their phone before their own lives. There have even been people who have died just from not paying any attention to the roads and being on their phones. The fact that pedestrians can’t put their phone down and get hit by a car may sound absurd, but something momentous needs to be down with this madness. Distracted walking should be illegal because it leads to many deaths, economic have to pay for the accidents, and with the distracting walking being a law can change some people’s behavior. First off, people have died because they put their phone before their life.…show more content…
Rick Noack, a writer for Washington Post stated that “The city has attempted to solve that problem by installing new traffic lights embedded in the pavement — so that pedestrians constantly looking down at their phones won't miss them.” Now, even though this may look like this a great solution for distracted walking, what about the taxpayers? Us being citizens, would have to pay for the LED lights by raising the taxes even more. Also, Kristin Lewis, a writer for Scope Magazines stated, “In London, England, some lamppost has been padded to soften the blow for walkers who run into them while staring down at their phones.” If the government continues to make all these handy new methods and want to install them. We will have to raise the taxes, then have to pay more money to help distracted walkers. In my defense, that sounds ridiculous! If the government wants to help the citizens so bad, maybe they should create distracted walking illegal and that could possibly make people stop walking and
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