Forget distracted driving — the new hazard may be distracted walking.
A Taiwanese tourist walking in Melbourne, Australia fell into the icy waters of Port Philip Bay after walking off a pier while checking her Facebook page on her phone, BBC News reports.
The woman, who was not identified, was rescued about 20 minutes later after a witness saw her and alerted police. She was found “floundering in the water” and police did not believe she knew how to swim, according to a statement from Victoria Police.
If you are walking around or driving or doing whatever and you are so distracted that you do something incredibly stupid (like walk off a pier) it’s time to reconsider your social media use.
What do you think about being involved in anything to this point of distraction?