A new study released by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons shines a light on an issue many are both aware of and guilty of: distracted walking.
The study was conducted throughout major us cities, including New York. Ironically New York City residents were more likely to admit distracted walking is an issue, yet NYC residents are also more likely to say they are guilty of walking distracted.
In recent years, months, and weeks fatal pedestrian knock downs and injuries have plagued New York City.
Alan Hilibrand, a American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons spokes person summarized “Today, the dangers of the ‘digital deadwalker’ are growing with more and more pedestrians falling down stairs, tripping over curbs, bumping into other walkers, or stepping into traffic causing a rising number of injuries—from scrapes and bruises to sprains and fractures.”
We urge our neighbors, clients, and community members to be proactive in preventing personal injury and refrain from distracted walking.