According to a new Safe Kids research report, half of teens surveyed say they cross the street while distracted by a mobile device. Teens who had been hit or nearly hit more frequently reported crossing in the middle of a block or running across the street. The research includes an examination of fatality data that shows 75 percent of teen pedestrian deaths occur between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., when it’s dark out.
Safe Kids Worldwide, with the support of FedEx, surveyed 1,040 teens ages 13 to 18 to explore walking behaviors and their experiences as pedestrians. They learned that 40 percent of teens say they have been hit or nearly hit by a car, bike or motorcycle while walking. See the infographic below:
Read more about the Safe Kids Worldwide 'Teens on the Move' study by visiting their website here.