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Study: Texting interferes with other motor skills

Everyone knows the dangers of texting while driving, but a new study out of Australia's University of Queensland looks at texting and walking. But the findings should come as no surprise.

City of San Francisco initiates pedestrian safety program Special

San Francisco - Even though the turnout was modest, the WalkFirst focus group meeting on Dec. 18 at the Richmond Library, was very important. Its major focus was about pedestrian safety.

Young bull escapes in Málaga, Spain, caught by pedestrian (video)

Captured on video by a passerby, the young bull had escaped from a livestock area in an industrial estate in Málaga, and caused a little chaos along the way before being wrestled to the ground by a passing pedestrian. Olé!

Pedestrians photo-shopped into digital ads as part of a prank

A photographer and retouch artist from Sweden teamed up with Adobe to prank pedestrians in Finland by photoshopping them into digital ads right next to them as they were waiting for a bus.

Dutch company creates airbags for cyclists and pedestrians

A Dutch company has come up with a way to help better protect cyclists in the event of a collision with a car. How it works is the car deploys an airbag from its exterior as the accident is about to occur.

Multiple collisions across GTA kill two pedestrians, injure 9

Toronto - Police are continuing to investigate a string of collisions that injured 11 pedestrians , including two who had been struck fatally, in separate crashes across the Greater Toronto Area, in a single day.

Passing the time at a crosswalk with a game of Street Pong

Hildesheim - Pedestrians won't be bored waiting for the walk signal at this traffic light in Germany. They can challenge someone on the opposite side of the street, to a game of Pong.

U.S. town ticketing pedestrians caught texting while jaywalking

Fort Lee - Over the decades a popular saying joked that some people are unable to walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Fast forward to 2012 and the saying refers to walking and texting at the same time.

Cross the street as if your life depends on it Special

Toronto - It happens much too often, we're in a hurry and want to get to the other side of the road as quickly as possible. You step out onto the road thinking that you are safe when a car zooms by. For most that scare is enough to push you back to the sidewalk.

Study says death among pedestrians wearing headphones triples

According to a new study, the number of pedestrians who have been killed or seriously injured while wearing headphones has tripled in the last six years. The study says that the numbers rose from 16 in 2004 to 47 in 2011.

Is Toronto's Eglinton & Laird a 'danger zone' for pedestrians? Special

Toronto - With pedestrians continually complaining about reckless drivers turning at a Leaside intersection, DigitalJournal.com decided to investigate the southeast corner crosswalk at Eglinton Ave. East and Laird Drive.

Toronto police stress pedestrian safety

Toronto - 2010 has been a hard year when it comes to pedestrian deaths in Toronto. When you are walking on Toronto's streets police want you to remember to be responsible for your actions.

Two pedestrians have been hit by buses in Toronto this weekend

Toronto's TTC buses hit two people in separate cases this weekend after a week-long police blitz to educate pedestrians on traffic safety.

Toronto Transit Commission bus kills pedestrian

A pedestrian has been killed in central Toronto after a Toronto Transit Commission bus struck the woman at the corner of a busy intersection, which was shut down for investigation.

Hybrid cars dangerously quiet for pedestrians

Can hybrid cars really by a health risk? The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) says they can be if you are blind, a children, the elderly, cyclists or a pedestrians
 

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Evening buggy ride waiting on the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Evening buggy ride waiting on the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
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Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
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Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall  Denver.
Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall, Denver.
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Colorful chairs offer a seat  downtown Denver  CO.
Colorful chairs offer a seat, downtown Denver, CO.
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Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
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Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
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Mountains in the distance looking out from the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Mountains in the distance looking out from the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
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People playing chess at the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
People playing chess at the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
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Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO
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Sidewalk vendors  downtown Denver  CO.
Sidewalk vendors, downtown Denver, CO.
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Information booth on the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Information booth on the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
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Pedestrians in Tokyo  Japan
Pedestrians in Tokyo, Japan
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Art travel cow  downtown Denver  CO.
Art travel cow, downtown Denver, CO.
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Art bench to wait for your bus on the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Art bench to wait for your bus on the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
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Mountains in the distance as viewed from the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
Mountains in the distance as viewed from the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
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Outdoor cafes are the norm along the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
Outdoor cafes are the norm along the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
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Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall  Denver.
Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall, Denver.
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Bus traveling along the 16th Street Mall  with mountains in the distance  downtown Denver  CO.
Bus traveling along the 16th Street Mall, with mountains in the distance, downtown Denver, CO.
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Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO
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