Dangers With Distracted Walking
POSTED: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 5:31am
UPDATED: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:02pm
We have all heard how dangerous it can be to drive while chatting on a cell phone, but what about walking while talking? A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide finds "distracted walking" injuries among teenagers jumped 25% from 2006 to 2010.
The organization says the rise in injuries can be blamed on teens paying more attention to electronics and handheld devices while walking. Researchers say drivers not paying attention can also be at fault.