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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Woman charged in fatal Philadelphia auto pedestrian accident

Charges have been filed against the woman who was responsible for a deadly hit-and-run accident in a Philadelphia suburb. A teenager was killed and another was injured in the late-night auto pedestrian accident. Police say that the 31-year-old Lansdale woman was behind the wheel of a 2007 Toyota Corolla that struck a group of pedestrians…

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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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New York man charged in drunk driving fatal accident

A 25-year-old Brooklyn man who killed a pedestrian in a drunk driving accident, has been charged. The man faced manslaughter, attempted vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, speeding and DWI charges after he was arrested for hitting and killing a woman. The accident happened on the corner of Shore Parkway and Bragg Street in Sheepshead Bay…

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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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