Author: ceciliazhang

Should using your mobile phone while walking be outlawed?   [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

2016 Most Valuable Member Medal Gold Medal

Post time 2017-10-31 09:56:15 |Display all floors


Ban the possession of mobile phones between both sides of any street. It will clear the roads of idiotic motorists and foolish pedestrians alike. The people found disobeying the law can be jailed on the spot in a cage set up net to any zebra crossing. One mobile phone = two days in jail; 2 mobile phones 5 days; 3 mobile phones 10 days, and so on.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2017-10-31 09:58:23 |Display all floors
Chengking Post time: 2017-10-30 21:01
Can’t use a GPS navigational device either?

Well, there is the loophole since using a GPS while crossing the street might pose a threat to one's life.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 3Rank: 3

Post time 2017-10-31 12:07:22 |Display all floors
walking on the road crossings while using your mobile phone is not too bad

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-10-31 12:09:41 |Display all floors
Everyone has their choice .. no big deal ..

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-10-31 23:15:07 |Display all floors
Since passing the law cops are on every corner in downtown Honolulu giving warnings and educating pedestrians. But the real reason is to generate revenue for the wasted rail system.
Hotel in Waikiki have doubled. Auto registration is up, seat belt fines are generating funds.
Meanwhile parks are closed due to the homeless destroying them. Kewalo Basin had a half million dollars worth of damage and is closed to the public deemed unsafe for use. 15 tons of trash was removed with all the copper wiring ripped out of the electrical lighting.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-11-1 07:34:49 |Display all floors
ceciliazhang Post time: 2017-10-31 09:55
I think it is difficult to enforce such a ban. Given the number of pedestrians, it is hard for off ...
Given the number of pedestrians, it is hard for officers to discern whether anyone is using his cellphone.


Cops in China don't have eyes? All you have to do is look at someone, and you can tell if they are using a cellphone or not.

Teaching people about the dangers would be more effective. It would make people think twice before texting while crossing the street.


No it wouldn't. People have this attitude of "It can't/won't happen to me". Have you ever heard the expression, "You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink"? You can tell people about the dangers until you are blue in the face. It won't matter, because people won't listen. A good example is a fire drill. The firefighters tell you, "Don't run down the stairs because if someone below you trips and falls, your momentum will not allow you to stop in time, and you, too, will trip and fall". What do people do when they are faced with a fire drill? They run ... in order to get out of the building as quickly as possible.

People do not learn their lesson until it actually happens to them. That's why 18-year olds, who think they know everything, come back to their parents when they are 25 and say, "Mom ... Dad ... You were right!"
It's hard to win an argument with a smart person. It's damned near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-11-1 07:36:09 |Display all floors
ceciliazhang Post time: 2017-10-31 09:58
Well, there is the loophole since using a GPS while crossing the street might pose a threat to one ...

If you need a GPS to cross the street, you shouldn't be allowed out on your own without supervision.
It's hard to win an argument with a smart person. It's damned near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.