Many of us are guilty of walking and texting with our phone. This should not surprise anyone because we are now in the smartphone age. With its arrival, we are always distracted while driving and walking on the highway. In fact, in some countries, they have put up banners warning people about the dangers of text-walking. This said advising that you should stop using your smartphone while walking may not be tenable because we all do it. Notwithstanding, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares tips for texting while walking.
Do not send or respond immediately
We are all addicted to our smartphones. Hence, we love to chat with girlfriend, family, and friends on BBM, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram whether we are walking or not. No matter how important the message (s) is, you should not reply or respond immediately. Get to wherever you are going and settle down to reply.
Simply let your phone be
The best way to be safe while walking or driving is to let your phone be. Only use it when you are not doing any of the aforementioned.
Stand at a point and do whatever you want to do with your phone
If you have to respond to a message, step aside or stand at a point and reply the messages. This is better if you do not want fall into a ditch or hit a fellow pedestrian. It is safe and reasonable.
Download type and walk application
For every problem, there is a technology solution. There are now apps that will enable you to type when you are walking. How? You can easily type messages, read and send images and messages while walking to your destination without messing up with traffic on road or street. You can download Type While Walk or Type N Walk which are available on either the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke
PR Associate at Jumia Travel