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Cellphones Raise Kids Risk at Crossings, Study Finds

Society & Culture  (tags: cell phones, street-crossing, children, Ben-Gurion University, Israel )

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Ben-Gurion University researchers say calls impact everyoneâEUR(TM)s street-crossing behavior, but children are more affected. The study was published recently in the journal Safety Science.


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David E (139)
Monday August 29, 2016, 3:16 am
Unfortunately our family suffered such a tragedy. My niece, a mother of 4, was speaking on her cellphone and stepped into the street against a red light and was hit by a minibus. She is in a coma which she will never come out of. So please stop talking when crossing the street.

Marcella T (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 3:21 am
People think they can multitask, but the reality is NO ONE can. All we are capable of is switching between tasks.

Marcella T (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 3:22 am
In the time it takes you to look both ways, a car can run you over. That's why you should look BEFORE you cross, not while you cross. You can't look effectively while talking about something else.

Marcella T (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 3:28 am
Two great solutions to improve pedestrian safety:
(1) put the person on hold, cross, and start talking again.
(2) finish the conversation on the sidewalk and then cross the street.

Marcella T (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 3:32 am
"Distracted pedestrian" is really an inexcusable reason for a car crash to occur. Preventable accidents claim a far greater share of hospitals' resources than they should.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 4:27 am

Animae C (509)
Monday August 29, 2016, 6:14 am
i'm happy to say i do not own a dumb phone!
So sorry about your niece David.

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 11:35 pm

Noted...I have a mobile phone but it hardly ever leaves my house. Sometimes I remember to take it but I never answer it, just take it as an emergency to ring for help if needed. I'm very sorry to hear this tragedy that has happened to your dear niece. Must be distressing beyond belief. God Bless you and family.

❤️Thanking you kindly David for sharing this information ❤️

💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:57 am
Oh Oh...... So Sorry David...... :-(


Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:59 am
( as driving my bike............ seeing soooooooooo M-a-n-y in traffic focused on : phones [ only ] )

Walter F (128)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:54 pm
Noted Thanks David.We pray your niece may receive a miracle.

Care two is lost (252)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 8:35 pm
I don't need a study to know that using a phone when crossing the street increases the danger

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 9:05 pm
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