Get Off The Phone And Walk!

12:52 PM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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Whether it is driving or walking, by now almost everyone has heard the stories of how we are more tuned in to our smartphones than what's happening around us.

A new report from Liberty Mutual Insurance says even when it come is something as simple as walking, we favor our phones over our lives.  According to the company's Pedestrian Safety Survey 60 percent of pedestrians walk while texting, emailing, talking on the phone, or listening to music despite 70 percent considering those behaviors to be dangerous.

Such distractions may have been a contributing factor to the 4,280 pedestrian deaths in traffic crashes in 2010, a 4 percent increase from the previous year, as reported in the latest data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA).

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