Today I find a very intresting article “How dangerous is it to walk, talk and listen” by Nick Bryant at BBC website. Please find here a selection of the article.
Nearly half (47%) of all texting adults say they have sent or read a text message while driving 75% of mobile-owning adults say they have talked on a cell phone while driving one in six mobile-owning adults say they have bumped into another person or an object because they were distracted by talking or texting on their phone
‘Affecting concentration’ “You call it ‘iPod oblivion’, I just call it stupidity,” said Inspector Parr. “It’s a constant problem. They just walk up to the road and keep on walking. “We have always told motorists to look out for pedestrians. Now we are increasingly telling pedestrians to look out for motorists,” he said. “We are stressing equal responsibility. In road accidents in the central business district in Melbourne, 90% are caused by pedestrians.” In Victoria, pedestrian deaths have shown a worrying increase. In 2008, there were 59 fatalities compared with 41 the previous year. You can find more on this at BBC website How dangerous is it to walk, talk and listen