We all know that texting while driving can be dangerous and deadly, but have you ever thought that simply walking across the street could lead to the same consequences?
A new report has found that pedestrian accidents are on the rise due to walkers being distracted by their cellphones. In fact, the number of injuries have gone up 35% since 2010.
Some say that mobile devices are to blame for nearly 10% of the 78,000 pedestrian accidents in the U.S. in 2012.
Many people are guilty of having their phone in hand, head down, and eyes glued to the screen when crossing busy streets.
Some cities across the country have even went so far as to consider a ban on texting while walking and have started citing violators.
Comment: Now there is talk of a ban on "texting and walking"?? And to date, Arizona cannot even enact a statute banning texting while driving??
Come on Arizona!!! Get with the program!!