“Distracted Walking”

By Deane Barker on August 30, 2012

Report: ‘Distracted walking’ endangers teens: From the “so obvious it hurts” department.

A new study suggests “distracted walking” is taking a toll on teenagers as the number of pedestrian injuries soars among 16- to 19-year-olds even as it drops among nearly every other age group.

[…the rise] “is related to distraction, caused by the use of electronics and handheld devices while walking.”