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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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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