Don’t Walk and Text Unless You Want to Be in the Way

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Summary: Walking through a crowded street, you can’t help but notice the people paying more attention to the phone in front of their face than the fast-approaching dog poop on the sidewalk. In a PLOS One study, researchers from Anglia Ruskin University found that people moved more slowly and took longer to avoid obstacles when using their smartphone during a walk. The more in-depth the interaction, the slower people walked.