Walking And Texting Deaths Are Steadily Rising
Put your phone down while you’re walking!
Everyone already knows that texting and driving can be deadly but, what about walking and texting? A new report is proving that texting and walking are causing an average of 6,000 deaths a year, a much higher number than 10 years ago. A Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report released Wednesday showing the number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. reached nearly 6,000, having risen 27 percent between 2007 and 2016.
“It’s downright disturbing; people outside cars are dying at levels we haven’t seen in 25 years,” Richard Retting, director of safety for Sam Schwartz Consulting and author of the GHSA report, told USA Today.
Super disturbing, especially since you can avoid the morgue by simply putting your devices in your pockets!