Wearing Headphones Is Dangerous

How often have I been on a bike or on foot and watched as headphone-wearing people nearly get hit by cars! In that spirit, here’s a scary but intuitively obvious statistic: in the last six years, the number of headphone-wearing people seriously injured or killed near roads or train tracks has tripled. The research was published in the journal Injury Prevention. The study, however, does have a flaw: it relies heavily on media reports.

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