Dr. Russo is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering at Northern Arizona University.

Walking on the Wild Side: Distracted Pedestrians and Traffic Safety

By Brendan J. Russo, Emmanuel James, Cristopher Y. Aguilar, Edward J. Smaglik | May 16, 2018

Every time a driver is distracted, including by their cellphone, the risk of a traffic crash increases. And almost every driver owns a cellphone — 95 percent of American adults owned one in 2016, with …