17 Jan '12, 1am

The number of US pedestrians killed or injured while wearing headphones has tripled in 6 years: Study

PARIS (AFP) - The number of United States pedestrians who have been killed or badly injured while wearing headphones has tripled in six years, according to a study published on Tuesday. The annual tally rose from 16 in 2004 to 47 in 2011, bringing the total of cases to 116 over this period, say the authors. More than half of the incidents involved pedestrians who were run down by trains. Two-thirds of the victims were males and under the age of 30.

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