Distracted Walking

Can you walk down the street without looking at your phone? Most people can’t. This has resulted in more and more people falling down stairs, tripping over curbs and stepping into traffic, causing cuts, bruises, sprains and fractures.


To help pedestrians stay injury free the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has created a public service announcement called “Digital Deadwalkers.” To be safe and alert when walking, keep in mind these important tips:


If using headphones, maintain a volume where you can still hear the sounds of traffic and your surroundings.

While you walk, focus on the people, objects and obstacles around you.

Don’t jaywalk. Use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals.

Look up, not down, especially when stepping off or onto curbs or in the middle of major intersections; and/or when walking or approaching stairs or escalators.

Stay alert to vehicles pulling in or out of parking lots.

If you need to make or take a call or send a text while walking, stop, step out of the flow of pedestrian traffic and resume walking only when the task is complete.


Bottom Line: “Dude, Engage!”


(Ref: orthoinfo.org; #DigitalDeadwalker)


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