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Some 11 million adults in the UK are so obsessed with their smartphone they check it as soon as they wake up, research has shown.
According to Deloitte:
- The majority (67%) of 18 to 24-year-olds check their devices within 15 minutes of getting out of bed.
- Most smartphone owners first check their text messages, but 25% of users go to their email first, while 14% get straight onto social networks.
- The 18 to 24-year-old age group are the most intensive users, checking their device on average 53 times a day.
- In comparison 65 to 75-year-olds only check their device a mere 13 times a day on average.
Around one in every four motorists has almost hit a pedestrian because they were distracted by their mobile phone while behind the wheel, according to fresh research.
Data collected by a financial services website exposed just how many people have put themselves in danger by checking their smartphone while walking or driving.
About one in every seven (14%) pedestrians said they had crossed the road without looking because they were busy with a mobile or smartphone, Confused.com found.
Nearly one third (31%) of pedestrians has not properly checked for oncoming traffic because they were looking at their phone, researchers said.
Last year, 24,033 pedestrians were injured crossing on UK roads - with the number killed increasing by 3% year on year.
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