One in Three Britons too Busy With Smartphones to Look Before Crossing the Road

by Kathy Jones on  September 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM Lifestyle News
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One in three pedestrians is Britain is too busy with his or her smartphone to be careful on the road, often stepping on to a busy road without looking, says a new survey.
 One in Three Britons too Busy With Smartphones to Look Before Crossing the Road
One in Three Britons too Busy With Smartphones to Look Before Crossing the Road
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According to the survey by Confused.com, nearly a third admit that their mobile phone has distracted them from looking for traffic on the roads, with two thirds blaming texting and three fifths blaming speaking on the phone Just under a quarter said they had been looking up their Facebook messages, the Daily Express reported.

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It was also found that just under a fifth sending messages via WhatsApp, over an eighth had been checking their emails and three per cent even took selfies.

The survey also found that seven out of ten young adults aged up to 24 admit using their mobile phones while walking compared to just three in 10 of those aged 55 and over.

Source: ANI
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