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Transcript of Distracted Walking
people in the United States used
people used the
Among these, almost
of the deaths and
of the injuries were
One's attention when using the phone is no longer focused on his surroundings as they should be when walking but on his phone.
In a survey of Miami students,
of the randomly selected students reported
walking and using their phones
This risky behavior leads to more
students within this number own a
In 2009 alone, there were
the US that required hospital treatment and
This may be good, but...
And that's where you are probably
These phone distractions are most common among
who tend to be frequent pedestrians.
....all of these are
to a pedestrian.
conducted at the University of Alabama found that
when crossing the street only, "
move their heads
to look left and right before crossing, but
fail to actually capture and/or process the information
necessary to cross
Distracted pedestrians exhibit:
What's worse is that
of these people have tried
crossing the street
using their phones.
A study done at
The Ohio State University
found that just within a
time period (2006-2008) the
of pedestrians who
visited the emergency room
due to a
So what can
PUT THE PHONE
By doing this, you will be able to be
of your surroundings which will
in the amount of
YouTube: ABC News--Texting While Walking Accidents: Video
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this information with
YouTube-ABC News: Texting While Walking Accidents: Video