Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo For Kids

Monday, January 26, 2009; 12:00 AM 

MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — Talking on a cell phone while crossing a street can be disastrous for children,a University of Alabama at Birmingham study shows.

The research, first presented in April at the National Conference on Child Health Psychology, is being published in the February issue of the Pediatrics. It found that 10- and 11-year-olds were less attentive to traffic and were involved in more collisions and near misses with traffic when using a cell phone to talk to a research assistant in interactive, simulated road crossings.

Read the entire article from the Washington Post

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