http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/12/texting-walking-injuries-... This piece is about texting while walking; it came to mind because I was on the Beaubien bus heading west (towards St-Laurent) when I guy sauntered across the busy - and very icy - street while texting on his phone. The bus driver had to slam on his brakes. He told me this happened all the time, and he constantly saw drivers texting as well when he looked down from his perch. I've also seen cyclists texting, and even motorcyclists have been seen doing it.
Is this a Darwin award requirement, given the fall in DWI rates?
And yes, I know that "texting while" laws can also easily become texting while Black, Brown or young in a hoodie patterns; probably the most important factor is improving public awareness about this phenomenon.