Distracted Walking Is A Myth

Let’s stop blaming pedestrians and bicyclists for their injuries and deaths.  Here’s the truth.

Why the ‘distracted pedestrian’ is a myth

Most walkers are not texting when crossing streets, says a new study


“Although the study didn’t look at the behavior of drivers in the same intersections, it does cite research that shows how much more of a threat distracted drivers present to city streets. A Center for Disease Control studynoted that 31 percent of U.S. drivers said they’d texted while driving in the past 30 days (since that’s a self-reported figure, it may be low), and manymany studies have shown how much phone use while driving can slow reaction time. Texting while driving has been said to be as dangerous as driving drunk.”

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