We have the following room arrangement with a plan on a 40 inch TV mounted on the wall.
In this place people usually walk between the stairways and the main door, so I suggested to place the TV against the main door. Actually this is the only viable place because other wall spaces are occupied by windows, etc or simply not a place where people would notice the content on the TV.
There would be ads and various info displayed in the monitor and one of my friend told me that we shouldn't place the TV against the stairways because people who came down on it can be distracted from the images and they would fall off.
Is this really an existing problem? Do people tend to fall off from stairways because of visual distraction?