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Walking and texting can be hazardous to your health

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 09, 2012

~~<p>The young woman looked up briefly before she stepped from the sidewalk to cross Punchbowl Street, but as soon as she noted that the car in the lane nearest her was slowing, she went head down again.</p>
<p>Her thumb worked furiously on the device she held in her hand. Midway through her journey, she came to a full stop, staring at the little screen of her smartphone, cellphone, BlackBerry or whatever it was. After a couple of beats, she blithely continued past a wall of waiting cars, including my trusty Toyota, to the relative safety of the curb.</p>
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The young woman looked up briefly before she stepped from the sidewalk to cross Punchbowl Street, but as soon as she noted that the car in the lane nearest her was slowing, she went head down again.

Her thumb worked furiously on the device she held in her hand. Midway through her journey, she came to a full stop, staring at the little screen of her smartphone, cellphone, BlackBerry or whatever it was. After a couple of beats, she blithely continued past a wall of waiting cars, including my trusty Toyota, to the relative safety of the curb. Login for more...



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