Distracted Pedestrians

Distracted PedestrianAre You Putting Yourself At Risk?More and more, pedestrians are “multi-tasking” and becoming distracted. It's become common to see fellow pedestrians talking on cell phones, texting and listening to music as they cross city streets and suburban roads, jaywalking or illegally darting out from between parked cars. According to the New Jersey State Police, improperly crossing streets accounts for 71% of pedestrian fatalities.

Furthermore, many pedestrians are distracted while walking in parking lots. It's imperative to remain aware while traversing parking lots and not be distracted by companions, cell phone conversations or thinking about the next item on your "to-do" list.