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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Study Finds Injuries Triple for Pedestrians Wearing Headphones

Serious injuries sustained by pedestrians while listening to headphones have more than tripled in six years according to ConsumerReports.org, January 17, 2012, as reported in the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety. The study was published in “Injury Prevention.” 
 
Between January 2004 and June 2011, pedestrians wearing headphones experienced 116 deaths or injuries. Most of the incidents occurred in urban areas, and the average age of the victims was 21. About two-thirds of the victims were male (68 percent) and under 30 years old (67 percent).
 
To see the full article, go to ConsumerReports’ website
CATEGORIES: Pedestrian Safety
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