Wandering round the city listening to music on headphones is a dangerous thing to do

17.01.12

Research led by the University of Maryland Hospital for Children and the soberly titled British medical journal ‘Injury Prevention’ states that the number of serious injuries or deaths a year has tripled from 16 in 2004 to 47 in 2011 and comments on the more worrying-sounding “inattentional blindness” that occurs when headphones blunts our awareness to external stimuli. The paper also goes on to note that two-thirds of the victims are males under 30 and more than half of the incidents involve trains.

Jeez, take care out there guys.