Wi-Fi threatens subway passenger safety


| letters@queenscourier.com |

The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens.

Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while texting. Expect similar incidents as Wi-Fi spreads to more subway stations.

Texting and talking riders will accidently fall on the tracks or get pushed on them by thieves stealing their gadgets.

Digital dummies ignore police warnings telling them not to display their devices in public and to pay close attention to their surroundings. The only solution is to disconnect them, below and above ground. Distracted drivers and walkers increase the number of pedestrian accidents. Wake up, mobile morons.

Don’t be wireless and brainless. Turn off your toys and tune in to the real world.

 

Richard Reif

Retired writer

Flushing