Phones Distract People While Walking

A recent report from pew found that more than half of cell phone users have been affected by distracted walking.

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A recent report from pew found that more than half of cell phone users have been affected by distracted walking.

Researchers at the University of Washington spent time observing more than 1,000 pedestrians and they found that nearly one of every three people was distracted by a cell phone as they walked across high-risk intersections.

Texters were less likely to look both ways, or obey traffic lights.

Ohio State University looked at hospital records and found that injuries from walking and using a cell phone more than doubled between 2005 and 2010.


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