Apparently, there's been a large number of injuries in England caused by boneheads walking and texting and then walking into solid objects. Rather than create some sort of Darwinian euthanasia program like I would if I was Duke or Lord or Bobby or whatever the leader of that country goes by, the Brits have decided to simply place padding around the lampposts, making them idiotproof for their populace. It's currently being tested on Brick Lane in London, and if it's successful it'll spread to other cities in England. Feel free to use the comments section to bemoan what a shameful statement this makes about your country and claim that you are one of the few smart ones, Brits. [Yahoo]
Couldn't they just paint big orange circles on the sidewalk around poles instead? That's where I'm looking when I'm texting and walking. Not sure how to do that when I'm texting and driving though. Maybe there's a way to make cars in front of me visible through the windscreen or something.