A London-based pilot program has been launched by the charity organisation, Living Streets, to ‘pad' lamp posts to protect unwary texters.
You know the situation. You're walking along the street and then, suddenly, you realise you have to text a friend/family/colleague but you're on the way to the shop/work/meeting and you can't do it then. You'll have to text while you're on the move. A recipe for disaster? Especially if you don't concentrate on where you're walking.
The padded lamp posts would be aimed at such users. If successful, the scheme will be extended to other major English cities. A welcome civic assistance program or further proof that the Nanny State has finally flipped its lid?