Sure, you can walk and chew gum at the same time, but texting is another matter.
More than half of 18-to-24-year-olds admit they’ve bumped into someone or something while walking and texting. And 70% say they’ve been the victim of someone else’s distracted walking. It may appear that this problem can be largely blamed on “kids today.”
But while only around 20% of folks between 35 and 54 cop to bumping into people while texting, we suspect some of them are stretching the truth. The age group least likely to cause a pedestrian traffic jam while fiddling with their phones is 65 and older…though that may be due to the fact that they’re less likely to be either texting or walking.