Tag Archive: distracted walking

Drivers and pedestrians both responsible for safety

Protected pedestrian walkway with people on bicycles and people walking across the street

Pedestrian accidents are up. Each year approximately 4,800 pedestrians are killed – that’s one pedestrian killed every two hours in the U.S. While the injuries and fatalities affect all ages and both genders, the average age of a pedestrian killed…
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Should distracted walkers face fines and/or jail time?

Eight teenage girls distracted with their cell phones while walking

I’ve written before about distracted walking injuries and even fatalities. The number continues to increase, as people walk while texting or talking on their cell phones. Now a New Jersey lawmaker wants to make such behavior a crime, akin to…
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Distracted walking injuries and fatalities are increasing at an alarming rate

Man with headphones walking and texting

You’ve heard me rant about distracted drivers causing a myriad of fatalities and personal injury accidents, largely due to cell phone use. Now a recent report published by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) states that the decline in pedestrian…
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