Texting While Walking Distracts Pedestrians Says Jehle, UB Expert

Updated August 26, 2015 This content is archived.

In the wake of China and Belgium introducing lanes for pedestrians using smartphones Dietrich V. Jehle, MD, professor of emergency medicine, reiterates how dangerous texting while walking can be. "While talking on the phone is a distraction, texting is much more dangerous because you can't see the path in front of you," said Jehle.