Imagine you are standing on a bustling street corner waiting for the pedestrian crossing signal. A rushing commuter pushes by, navigating into the crosswalk. Maybe he's late for work. He watches for cars while crossing the street. Now, imagine this commuter has a mobile phone in his pocket, buzzing for attention. Will he wait until he exits the crosswalk before checking to see who texted? If he thought the message was important, he might not. Why? What compels him to look at his smartphone while also looking for oncoming traffic? As mobile device usage continues to grow, most of…
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