Have you bumped into someone on the sidewalk while texting? You’re not alone.

According to News1130, thousands of people are crashing into each year due to distracted walking – they can’t take their eyes off their smartphone.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conducted a survey on distracted walking because most people believe they aren’t the problem when it comes to walking and texting, talking selfies, listening to music, and bumping into other pedestrians.

Distracted walking seems harmless, but it is very dangerous. Emergency room visits for distracted driving went up 35% from 2010 to 2013. Injuries include contusions, sprained ankles, and fractures from falling and bumping into others.

Halloween is an exciting time for children. With the distraction of candy and costumes children can easily forget safety tips. Here are some simple tips to keep Halloween a safe night for everyone.

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Jane Macdougall, a mother, journalist and Vancouverite, is the founder of Pedviz, a fashionable line of reflective items to help make people more visible on the streets.

According to The Vancouver Sun, Jane was motivated to help others walk safely when her sister-in-law, Rosalinda, was hit by a car while crossing at a well-lit crosswalk. The driver took off and left her seriously injured.