Pedestrian Deaths Skyrocketing – Cell Phone Distraction Major Contributor

This is shocking! According to CBS News, more pedestrian are being killed while they are on their cell phone. Last year, the number of deaths has spiked up to almost 6,000. This is the highest number in two decades.

Safety Director for Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants Richard Retting says that while he can’t confirm that the sole cause of these pedestrian deaths are due to cellphone use, it’s not coincidence. “It’s the only factor that that seems to indicate a dramatic change in how people behave,” Retting said. “This is the second year in a row that we have seen unprecedented increases in pedestrian fatalities, which is both sad and alarming”.

So please, if you’re crossing the street, pay very close attention and try not to use your phone.

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