Monday, June 22, 2015

University Adds "Texting Lane" to Stairwell

Do people really text while walking up or down stairs? Seems like that could be a good way to take a fall, but apparently it happens at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. In fact it happens enough that the school divided a set of stairs there into three lanes- walking, running and texting.

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