Thursday, March 10, 2016

Walking and texting blamed for spike in American pedestrian deaths

Between the mid-1970s and early 2000s, pedestrian deaths steadily declined. But since 2009 they have been rising again, with experts blaming mobile phones for some of the deaths. Distracted walkers take longer to cross the street and are more likely to ignore traffic lights or neglect to look both ways, researchers from Ohio University said. Read more.

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