The Dangers of Distracted Walking

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Distracted driving receives considerable national attention, but almost any activity you do while on your phone carries a certain level of danger. Even something as simple as walking down the street could be deadly if you are not paying attention to your surroundings. Each year about 1,500 Americans are injured and hospitalized as a result of distracted walking.[1]

Texting while walking

Texting while walking may not get the same level of attention as texting while driving, but pedestrians tend to look at their phones much more often and for much longer periods. It is all too easy to become completely absorbed in your phone and lose track of your surroundings.…

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