Writing text messages is dangerous when you walk. It is more dangerous than driving and texting. Researchers said there are more injuries (harm, damage) to people texting [while walking] than there are to texting drivers. Walking is not as easy as we think. We must focus on (give attention to) many things to walk safely in a straight line. We can forget how to walk properly, so dangerous things happen. We bump into (hit against, walk into) people or cars. We fall over things in the street, or fall down stairs.
A professor said there are a few (a small number of) reasons why texting and walking is dangerous. People cannot see the street. They are focused on (give attention to) their keyboard and not their feet. A final (last) reason is that their minds are somewhere else – they are not thinking about walking safely. Over (More than) 6,000 people visited (went to) the professor’s hospital last year because of texting. The most serious (very bad, dangerous) cases (examples) are head injuries. When a car hits someone, there is nothing to protect (keep something safe) the head.
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