Pedestrian injuries due to mobile phone use in public places.

@article{Nasar2013PedestrianID,
  title={Pedestrian injuries due to mobile phone use in public places.},
  author={Jack L. Nasar and Derek Troyer},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={
          91-5
        }
}
Research shows that pedestrians, similar to drivers, experience reduced situation awareness, distracted attention and unsafe behavior when talking or texting on their mobile phones. The present study centered on injuries related to mobile phone use among pedestrians. It used data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission on injuries in hospital emergency rooms from 2004 through 2010. It found that mobile-phone related injuries among pedestrians increased relative to total pedestrian… CONTINUE READING

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