Last week I mentioned that we have unlimited access and live in an age of distractions where attention is demanded by many things. This includes:
- Telephone calls
- Text messages
- Social media
A major news network reported texting and walking is just as dangerous as texting while driving. Pedestrian safety is becoming an even bigger issue with more than 1,500 people treated in the emergency room this past year due to texting and walking. Another study shows that you are 60% more likely to be injured if you are distracted while walking. People have fallen into fountains, walked into poles, and been hit by cars.