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Distracted Walking

How Safe Is The School Zone Near Your House?

Kate Carr | Posted 10.27.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

It's an important question for all parents to ask, and unfortunately, the answer can be troubling.

A Nation of Distracted Drivers and Walkers?

Joel Feldman | Posted 03.15.2017 | Impact
Joel Feldman

My daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver in 2009. It was daytime and she was walking across the street in a crosswalk when she was struck b...

Walk, Text, Crash: An Orwellian Future

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

This episode underlined the hazards of texting while walking, which can surely be as dangerous as texting while doing almost anything else. Almost: there are no available statistics on the adverse effects of texting while having sex, which seems popular in some demographics.

Don't Get Distracted -- or Else

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Gini Graham Scott

Getting distracted can result in a lot more serious consequences than simply getting a ticket, and being distracted -- and not staying focused -- is one of the social problems of our times.

Huffington Issue 68: Self-Driving Cars, Distracted Walking And Bad Fall TV

Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology

This week in Huffington magazine, we take a spin in a self-driving car and discover that the biggest danger it poses has nothing to do with the car it...

'Distracted Walking' Is No Walk in the Park

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

Health care providers are seeing an increase in "walking while texting" accidents, with terrible injuries undermining the "viral" explosion of tragi-comic trips, pratfalls, and collisions.

Distracted Walking: Let's Take a Moment of Silence for Christina

Kate Carr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

You would think the pain would be too much for Gwen Ward, but she still keeps going back to the school just two blocks away from the intersection wher...

Seriously People, Put Down The Phone When You're Walking

Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living

More and more people are getting injured as a result of walking while using their phones, according to a new study. The research, published the jou...

The Dangerous Activity 1 In 3 Of Us Do

Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living

We all know about the dangers of distracted driving … but maybe we should be concerned about distracted walking, too. A new study in the journal...

Woman Falls Off Cliff While Texting

Posted 09.28.2012 | Weird News

Texting and driving is bad. Texting and walking is worse, if you live at the edge of a 60-foot cliff. Maria Pestrikoff, of Kodiak, Alaska, was walk...

Student's Text Before Crashing Off A Bridge: 'I Need To Quit Texting'

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.03.2012 | Technology

"I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident." That was one of the final texts written by 21-year-old Chance Bothe before his tru...