While driving-related deaths have decreased, more people are getting killed for walking and texting.
You know you have done it (I do it too), walking and texting on the phone at the same time. Well, here is a story that might make you think twice before you do it again.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), a report shows that pedestrian deaths by walking and texting have increased 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. On average 6,000 people die every year from related deaths due to not paying attention while walking.
“It’s downright disturbing; people outside cars are dying at levels we haven’t seen in 25 years,” Richard Retting, director of safety for Sam Schwartz Consulting and author of the GHSA report, told USA Today.
Um yea that “I’m OMW” text can wait.
Source: GHSA, USA Today