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Distracted driving, cellphones seen as factors in pedestrian deaths


Reports of drivers using their phones to send and read text messages, check e-mail or watch videos are not unusual, but all of those activities, when they happen behind the wheel, can be extremely risky. — TNS

Reports of drivers using their phones to send and read text messages, check e-mail or watch videos are not unusual, but all of those activities, when they happen behind the wheel, can be extremely risky. — TNS

Count Paul Snyder among those who believes distraction, more than vehicles themselves, is responsible for the increase in pedestrian fatalities. 

Snyder is the chair of the transportation design program at Detroit's College for Creative Studies and has worked in vehicle design at Ford, Renault and Honda. 

   

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