'Zombie' woman uses phone while crossing road

In our aim to progress into a Smart Nation, are we becoming too obsessed with technology?

A video circulating online shows how a female pedestrian came close to being the victim of a car accident, if not for an alert driver.

The Facebook video, posted by Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road, shows the woman trying to cross the road while talking on her phone -- despite the traffic light not being in her favour.

A honk from an oncoming car, whose driver was the one who filmed the video, stopped the pedestrian in her tracks.

Flustered, she then returned to the pavement, while still on her phone.

A caption accompanying the video said, "Smart Nation uses smartphones [excessively]. Every month is a month of smartphone zombies. Drivers, be vigilant when approaching pedestrian crossings."