Using phones while walking is dangerous but people continue doing so.Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/more-lifestyle-stories/story/using-mobile-phones-while-walking-dangerous-people-continue-d
Issue being discussed: Pedrestrians use mobile phones while walking and even on the road, totally oblivious to their surroundings, only distracted and fixated on their phone screens. Some serious and dire consequences of being not aware of your surroundings can lead to bad falls and sometimes been deaths. I have seen many cases of people using their mobile phones on roads and public transport. Their eyes are all glued to the screen and it seems that without technology, they may be "handicapped". Sometimes, they would get horned by drivers in cars as well and I think that it's really precarious for them to be doing that.
Writers approach to this issue and his POV: He thinks that distracted walking may lead to road accidents and it is an increasingly urgent issue that requires addressing immediately. I agree with his statement as this is indeed an serious issue that has to be brought to people's attention, alerting them of the danger of using mobile phones on roads. We should all follow the road rules to ensure our safety as safety is always number one.
Relating this to singapore context: This issue is raised in singapore itself and government can take action and probably add some measures and warn Singaporeans about the issue.