No one is paying attention: Distractions lead to deaths

Apparently no one is paying attention to either the road or the constant warnings. By this point, pretty much everyone knows that smart phone use while driving - or even while walking in congested areas - is extremely dangerous. Yet people do this all the time.

As drivers and pedestrians continue ignoring the warnings, the results have been disastrous. More people are dying or suffering serious injuries in distracted driving accidents than ever before.

The Pedestrian Accident Death Toll

According to a recent article in USA Today, nearly 6,000 people died in 2017. Although this is essentially no significant change from 2016, the two previous years shows marked increases of 9% and 9.5%, respectively.

Everyone knows that the death toll in pedestrian accidents has risen sharply and it represents an alarming figure.

Experts point immediately to increased smart phone use - while driving and while walking - as the primary contributor to the increased pedestrian accident fatality statistic. Others point to increased instances of drug use while driving as another contributing factor.

Do Not Count on the Other Guy to be Paying Attention

One of the chief reasons to put down your smart phone and pay attention to the road is that no one else will. According to the research, it appears that hardly anyone is paying attention anymore.

If we can't get other people to stop using their phones while driving or crossing the street, we can change our behavior.

No one wants to feel disconnected, but putting down our phones while driving or walking could save lives - even our own. So it really is worth the sacrifice.

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