31 January 2011


The New York Times reports that state legislatures in the US are turning their attention to "distracted pedestrians", the foot-travelling equivalent of idiot motorists who imagine they can safely use a mobile phone and drive at the same time. Not that legislation seems to have stopped that over here - there are always people who don't think the law applies to them, for some reason. And as for distracted pedestrians - even if race organisers tell competitors not to block their ears, there's always one who chooses to ignore the instruction, and then can't hear the marshalls' instructions - or the car bearing down from behind, or the faster runner coming through ...

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