October 18, 2017
Crossing Intersections
Wellness Tip

Crossing Intersections

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

More than one-quarter of pedestrians crossing intersections are distracted by the use of a personal electronic device, a recent study in Injury Prevention found.

Of 1,100 people observed at 20 busy intersections in Seattle, 11 percent crossed while listening to music, seven percent while texting and eight percent while talking on a phone. People who were texting displayed the riskiest behaviors, such as not looking both ways before stepping into the street and crossing too slowly.