Survey reveals growing problem of distracted walking

San Francisco readers might be interested in the results of a new survey highlighting the growing issue of distracted walking. As more people are acquiring smartphones, the problem of distracted walking is likely to become a more serious safety issue. A new survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance found that 60% of pedestrians openly admit…

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Distracted walking may lead to pedestrian accidents

Washington, DC pedestrians may want to spend less time texting and more time watching the road. According to a new study by Liberty Mutual Insurance, 60 percent of pedestrians admitted to using their phones or listening to music while walking. Over 70 percent of the distracted pedestrians admitted to doing so even though they considered…

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Hands-free devices may increase car crash risk

A study performed by AAA may help explain the line of “looked but did not see” that often appears in Missouri accident reports. The study found that the growing number of hands-free infotainment systems included in vehicles pose a significant danger in the form of distracted driving. The official recommendation, which was delivered by AAA…

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New study suggests hands-free devices still distracting for drivers

The District of Columbia has banned texting and talking on hand-held phones while driving, but new research suggests that hand-free technology may also cause dangerous distractions. Despite advances in technology, distracted driving remains a persistent cause of traffic fatalities and injuries. According to federal data, distracted driving caused nearly 10 percent of the nation’s fatal…

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Seattle bicyclist injured in accident in Seattle

The intersection at South Northfolk and Airport Way was closed temporarily as Seattle police investigated the scene of an accident. According to KOMO News, a bicyclist suffered serious injuries after being struck by a car. Emergency personnel transported him to the Harborview Medical Center where he is undergoing treatment. The bike accident occurred May 30…

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Pedestrian accident risk increased by distracted walkers

Most people learn the rules of safely walking in the city as children, but evidence shows that residents of Missouri and across the country have largely forgotten safe pedestrian habits. It’s understood that texting and other uses of electronics are dangerous activities while driving, and mobile devices are increasingly shown to be dangerous when walking…

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Distracted walking increases auto pedestrian accident risk

Lessons learned about pedestrian safety as children have been forgotten by older residents of New York in the era of smartphones and other personal electronics, according to authorities on the subject in a recent piece. Just as texting while driving poses a greater risk of an auto accident, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found…

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