Teens Who Walk and Talk On Cell Phones Risk Injury

It’s not surprising that a  study reported on by USA Today shows that “cell-attached” pedestrians most likely to be injured are young people.  The group at highest risk, 16- to 25-year-olds, experienced injuries ranging from “falling off walkways or bridges to walking in front of moving traffic.”  In the 6-year period studied, the number of injuries almost tripled.  As we prepare our teens to use cell phones wisely while driving, we shouldn’t forget to add in a discussion about distracted walking!  The tweet, text, or Facebook message can wait until your child arrives safely at his or her destination.