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Americans struggle with walking while intexticated

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

(WFLX) - New research suggests walking and texting is the newest health epidemic.

More than one thousand Americans end up in the ER each year from injuries sustained while texting and walking.

All because they didn't see that crack in the sidewalk or that big green light pole. And who can forget the New York teen, who fell 10 feet into an open manhole while texting?

Some cities are now padding their city poles and some phone companies are stepping up and doing their part to save us.

"They've come out with a camera phone that when you start texting, you can see where you're walking."

Many phones now also have voice to text apps. You speak and the phone types your text for you.

All phones do allow you to skip texting and actually call.

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