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The Dangers of Walking and Talking on Your Phone

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Dangers of Walking and Talking on Your Phone [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Since the invention of cell phones, people have begun using their extra walking time as a chance to catch up and have a nice conversation with a friend or loved one or rummage through their social media accounts to stay entertained. This is incredibly common in the Beverly Hills area! Even if you simply look out to the streets at pedestrians walking around, about 90% of them are on their cell phones rather than interacting with other people around them. Of course it makes sense from a time-management perspective. You can multitask by walking while talking, texting, emailing, going on Instagram or tweeting, however, these distractions can cause unfortunate and catastrophic incidents to take place.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In fact, these sort of catastrophic accidents happen more often than you’d think. Just last year, a terrible cell phone related pedestrian accident occurred. Brittany Silva, an 18 year old was tragically struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the San Leandro area. Witnesses tried to warn her about the approaching train, however, she was distracted and did not notice their warnings. Witnesses also say she had her headphones in, the likely cause of...

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