Which Is Worse: Texting While Walking or Driving?

Distracted walkers are becoming as much a risk as texting drivers.

HealthDay News says they may be equally bad…

“If the texting person in the car gets into a crash, they know it’s their fault,” [researcher Beth Ebel] said. “Texters are not looking before they cross the street, they are not crossing with the light, they are walking more slowly and they are not looking at traffic. They are putting themselves at risk; they are putting the car that hits them at risk.”

The research published by Ebel and others says texting pedestrians are four times as likely than normal to do something unsafe. They studied crosswalk behavior at 20 “high-risk” intersections among over 1,000 people.

Stacy Johnson

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