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Cell phones: I walk a lot in downtown Portland, and find the vast majority of close encounters are with drivers talking on their cell phones (with divided attention) turning onto the street I am crossing- They look to see if there is any oncoming traffic (eg. to their left), but they do not look (at all!) to see me walking across the intersection (eg. to their right). I have nearly been hit by bicyclists doing the same thing (though they are not on cell phones- thank god). People walking while texting are just as dangerous.
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