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Texting, music put distracted pedestrians at risk

Texting, music put distracted pedestrians at risk

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/12/distracted-pedestrians-safety-traffic-technology/1764529/

Source: USA Today

Many pedestrians crossing busy streets are also busy doing something else — usually listening to music, texting or talking on a phone — and those distracted walkers are often failing to look both ways for traffic or follow other safety rules, a new study confirms. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, may be the largest yet to look at real-world pedestrians in our age of distraction.