Writing text messages (SMS) while walking is dangerous. A study says it is more dangerous than texting while driving. Researchers found (discovered, learned) that there are more injuries to texting pedestrians (people who are walking in the street) than there are to texting motorists. Their report says walking is not as easy as we think. We must focus on many things at the same time to walk safely in a straight line.
The researchers said that people forget how to walk properly, so dangerous things happen to them. They bump into (walk into, hit against) walls and other people. They walk into cars, fall over things in the street, and even fall into holes or down stairs.
A professor said walking is a difficult action (something that someone does). There are several (more than two but not many) reasons why texting makes walking dangerous. One is that people cannot see the street. Another is that they are focused on their phone keyboard instead of (in place of) their feet. A final reason is that their minds are somewhere else – they are not thinking about walking from A to B safely. The professor said over 6,000 people visited his hospital last year because of texting. He said the worst (worse than anything else) cases are head injuries. When a pedestrian is tossed into (is thrown into) the air he/she has nothing to protect the head. The damage can be serious.
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