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Distracted Pedestrians An Increasing Risk

Some doctors and safety experts are increasingly concerned about pedestrians who use phones and other electronic devices. They say deaths and injuries are becoming more common because people are distracted while talking on the phone, texting or listening to music through headphones.

At Ohio State University, researchers are looking into the safety of pedestrians who are using cell phones and mp3 players.

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Adam Hochberg
Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Adam Hochberg reports on a broad range of issues in the Southeast. Since he joined NPR in 1995, Hochberg has traveled the region extensively, reporting on its changing economy, demographics, culture and politics. He also currently focuses on transportation. Hochberg covered the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, followed candidates in three Presidential elections and reported on more than a dozen hurricanes.