London, Mar 6 (UNI) Crashed into lamppost while talking on your mobile? You are not the only one, there are millions of Britons who join you for according to a study six million got hurt after crashing into lampposts, bollards and bins last year while texting and talking on their mobiles.
Injuries ranged from cuts and bruises to broken noses, cheekbones and even a fractured skull.
The research found 63 per cent of people concentrate so hard while texting that they are unaware of their surroundings.
One in four would support ''mobile lanes'' on pavements to highlight the increasing number of hazards, and nearly a half back the use of protective pads around them.
''Britons are clearly text addicts so we need to make sure they are protected on the streets,'' The Daily Mirror quoted William Ostrom of phone directory service 118118, which did the survey of 1,055 adults, as saying.
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