You know those annoying people that walk down the street with their head in their phone.
They crash into people, and seem to avoid being run down by cars by the skin of their teeth.
But it seems that they may be safer than you think.
A new study has found that texting causes people to walk slower and make "large exaggerated movements to negotiate crowds and compensate for their diminished vision."
So this "protective shuffle" way of walking actually decreases their risk of potential accidents.
The research looked at the walking patterns of 30 people who had to negotiate obstacles, like people, curbs and steps, as they texted on their phone.
You learn something new everyday!