When it comes to travel methods, walking is often one of the safest options. Of course, nothing is without its risks, and pedestrians are often subject to unique dangers.
Specifically, pedestrian travelers face a significant risk of being hit by motorists, and especially in Texas. A recent study, in fact, named Texas the third most dangerous state in the union for pedestrian accidents.
This study found not only are accidents on the rise (highest figures in three decades), but the most recent data showed Texas alone had a 12% increase in pedestrian fatalities.
One of the leading causes cited was distracted driving — phones, passengers, radio, etc. were all contributing factors. Another new distraction that may be linked to the [...]