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Texting While Walking

This Is What Happens When You Text And Walk

dailyRx News | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

A cooperative study from the University of Bath, UK, and Texas A&M University found that people who walked and texted while navigating an obstacle course walked more slowly than when just walking. They also slowed down if distracted with a math problem while walking and texting.

People Who Text While Walking Are Annoying As Hell, Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

The next time you get stuck walking behind a person who is walking and texting and they’re pissing you off, take comfort in the fact that&...

University Opens Student 'Texting Lane'

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 06.17.2015 | College

While less deadly than texting drivers, texting walkers are now getting their own public intervention. Utah Valley University unveiled a "texting lane...

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.

Is Google Glass another Newton?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Google's attempt to provide people with a new interface -- Google Glass -- rather than try to ban behavior that's clearly on the rise, seems both logical and a pro-social solution.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

'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...

Pedestrians, Put Down The Phone!

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.28.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A young man talking on a cellphone meanders along the edge of a lonely train platform at night. Suddenly he stumbles, loses his ba...

Town Cracks Down On Dangerous Walking

Posted 05.14.2012 | Crime

You've heard of reckless driving -- now they're cracking down on reckless walking! CBS New York reports that Fort Lee, N.J. police are going after ...

Teen Saves Woman Who Fell Off Pier While Texting

Posted 03.21.2012 | Teen

Sometimes texting while preoccupied can have life-threatening consequences. Just ask Bonnie Miller, who fell off a pier and into a river's frigid wate...

WATCH: Woman Tumbles While Texting

TheFW.com | Posted 04.24.2012 | Weird News

Texting and walking is a pretty bad idea, particularly when you're walking down steps. Which is something the young lady in the background of a live C...