The number of cases in which pedestrians, loud listening to music on headphones, suffered serious injuries in the U.S. more than tripled since 2004, according to new research.Researchers from the University of Maryland found that the machines were much more likely to confuse people due to the fact that they too listened to loud music on headphones. The victims did not hear beeps or sound the siren, which was supposed to warn them about the danger.In 70 percent of cases, people are too loud listening to music in headphones and got under the car, died from the accident injuries.The researchers processed data 116 traffic accidents, hit pedestrians in the headphones from 2004 to 2011. The number of such incidents has increased from 16 in 2004 to 47 in 2011."All people know about the dangers of using mobile phones while driving, but I see more and more teenagers who are inattentive to the surrounding because of the music in the player and passion other new devices," says study author Dr. Richard Lichenstein. "Unfortunately, the more technology evolves, the higher the risk of death from distracting effect of modern devices," he concludes.
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