A new study has found that texting while walking causes more injuries per mile than texting while driving. The consequences of texting while walking include bumping into walls, falling down stairs, tripping over clutter or stepping into traffic, according to researchers at the University of Buffalo. They pointed out that even though injuries from texting and driving are more severe, physical harm resulting from texting and walking occurs more frequently.
The full article is available online.
(Source for national data: Headline and Global News, March 4, 2014, as reported in the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety eNewsletter, March 14, 2014.)
Bike to Work Day 2014 Registration Opens Marking the Start of Spring