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Monthly Highlight for August: Text Messaging & Multitasking

In the month of August, we have chosen to highlight the safety issues revolving around text messaging. Text messaging while driving is not the only dangerous behavior. Below you will find information and resources about text messaging and safety. jjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjj j jjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjj jjjj

Text Messaging Safety Information Fast Facts Resources
Research Articles:
  • According to a study conducted at Ohio State University, students, particularly women, feel less vulnerable when walking alone at night if they have their cell phone, which may offer a false sense of security. (Article)
  • Scholarly article: persons who walk while they text walk slower, deviate from a straight line, and the head is held in a flexed position, leading to a reduced awareness of their surroundings.*
  • Consumer Report Survey found: 85% of people use mobile devices and of that 85%, 42% bumped into something and 34% stepped in front of a moving vehicle while walking. (Article)
Did you know:
  • In 2010, driver distraction caused 18% of all fatal crashes. (transition.fcc.gov)
  • According to the FCC, text messaging while driving creates a crash risk that is 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.
  • In 2012, a pedestrian was injured every 7 minutes - texting while walking prevents pedestrians from being aware of their surroundings (National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator). 

Resources from various organizations:

*Schabrun, S. M., van den Hoorn, W., Moorcroft, A., Greenland, C., & Hodges, P. W. (2014). Texting and Walking: Strategies for Postural Control and Implications for Safety. Plos ONE, 9(1), 1-8. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084312

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