Texting More Dangerous for Pedestrians Than Listening to Music or Speaking on the Phone

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Texting was associated with a higher rate of near misses and a failure to look left and right when crossing the road, a study found. By comparison, talking on the phone was associated with only a small increase in time taken to cross a road safely, and listening to music had no notable impact on pedestrian safety.

Texting More Dangerous for Pedestrians Than Listening to Music or Speaking on the Phone

Story by Rob Picheta

February 3, 2020