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Transcript: dangers distraction alternatives checking Facebook & Twitter music games 65% of America text while walking (Lasky 2013) ASK YOURSELF: IS SOMEONE WALKING BEHIND ME? CAN I EXPRESS MYSELF CLEARLY RIGHT NOW? CAN I WAIT TO SEND THIS TEXT? Walking Under the Influence of Your Phone National News The Epidemic 20% of third graders have cell phones Switched 2012) DONT BE THAT PERSON.... The legislation THE DANGERS: as risky as texting and driving? more than 1,000 people are going to emergency rooms (Consumer Product Safety Commission) University of Birmingham study found that students using cell phones took up to 20% longer to cross the street 1/3rd of people observed in study distracted by phones taking 2 to 3 more seconds to cross intersections 4 times more likely to disobey lights/ failure to look both ways (Amherst College 2012) ZOMBIES It is not just texting... A woman falls down an open manhole A train operator misses the signals man on phone almost walks into bear People on cell phones missed seeing dollar bills hanging fallen off railroad tracks injuries: facial fractures, nose bleeds, lacerations, ankle injuries (Northwest University 2012) Studies show: NJ Law established: $85 fine, given 100 tickets 23 accidents due to (TWW) in Fort Lee, NJ Whoes next? New York, Arkansas, and Nevada are trying to pass laws banning texting/walking LOOK on streets in nyc "in attention blindness": failure to register object (Western Washington University 2012) NYC signs on street to guide texting pedestrians Change! Education is key eliminate distracted walking become "defensive walkers" promote text and walking laws

Texting and Walking

Transcript: Texting and Walking Bilton, N. (2014, December 25). Message to Self: In 2015, Stop Texting While Walking. New York Times, po. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 Nov 2015 Correction: Texting and Walking: Strategies for Postueral Control and Implications for Safety (2014). Academic Search Complete. PLos ONE. 9(1),1., Web. 20 Nov 2015. Licence, S., Smith, R., McGuigan, M. P., & Earnest, C. P. (2015). Galit Pattern Alterations during Walking, Texting and Walking and Texting during Cognitively Distractive Tasks while Negotiating Common Pedestrian Obstacles. Academic Search Complete. 1-11. Web. 19 Nov. 2015. False Assumptions: Distortion of Reality Lost Sense of Focus Ban Texting and Walking Statistics: "Yes, Texting While Walking Is Actually Dangerous, Says Study." N.p., n.d. Web. 1. It took texters an average of 25 seconds to finish the obstacle course compared to 19 seconds for others. 2. About 75 percent of 12-17 year-olds in America own a cell phone. Half of them send 50 or more text messages a day, and one-third send more than 100 text messages daily. 3. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, since 2009, there has been a 15 percent increase in pedestrian deaths. a) The most recent full data recorded is from 2013, where there were more than 4,700 deaths, equaling to one pedestrian killed in the U.S. every two hours. "Report: Using Cell Phone While Walking Just As Deadly As Texting And Driving." CBS Baltimore. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2015. Sabelman, E. E., & Lam, R. (2015). The real-life dangers of augmented reality. IEEE Spectrum, 52(7), 48-53. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 Nov 2015. Ultimate Solution: Texting and Walking is Dangerous: 1. “Only texting and driving is dangerous.” 2. “I can still focus and be cautious when texting and walking.”

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