Ever since the advent of cell phones, distracted driving in the U.S. has reached record highs. Despite thousands of automotive accidents being directly attributed to cell phone usage each year, a staggering number of drivers continue to talk text and surf the web behind the wheel. Although distracted driving is the most heavily-publicized form of cell phone-related accident, distracted walking can also have disastrous consequences. If you frequently play around on your phone while walking, it’s in your best interest – and the best interest of those around you – to rethink this behavior. Below are three of the most important reasons to avoid distracted walking.
Avoiding Personal Injury
Regardless of where you’re walking, focusing on your phone screen is liable to result in personal injury. If you’re making your way across a crowded street – especially one in a major metropolitan area – there’s a good chance you’ll bump into a fellow pedestrian, resulting in one or both of you becoming injured. These injuries can run the gamut from light scrapes to serious sprains and broken bones, in short, distracted walking accidents have the potential to cause physical harm to both you and