Around one in ten careless Brits has suffered a “walk ‘n text” street injury in the past year...Wow! That’s a lot of distracted people. And what does this experiment look like?
The 6.6 million accidents have caused injuries ranging from mild knocks and embarrassing cuts and bruises through to broken noses, cheekbones and even a fractured skull.
Almost two thirds --- 62 percent --- of Brits concentrate so hard while texting that they lose their peripheral vision, researchers found.
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Britain’s 48 million mobile users together send 4.7 million texts an hour.
I’m sorry to be insensitive, but I can’t help but giggle at this exercise in rescuing folks from their own distractions. I have a more cost-effective solution: put the phone away.