Maybe We Should Pad Our Poles
We already know texting while walking is dangerous. Now, a new CNN Health study has found the number of pedestrians that have been injured or killed while walking with headphones has tripled over the last several years.
There have even been a few incidents here in Lake Charles. An increasing number of people are getting seriously hurt after being hit by buses, trains, cars and bicycles, all because they were distracted by whatever they were listening to! Experts say not only does wearing headphones while walking take our attention away from our surroundings, but it also prevents us from hearing warning sounds like car horns.