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We all know the dangers of texting while driving, but what about texting while walking?

New York filmmaker Casey Neistat addresses the topic of texting while walking in a short film he made, which was posted on the New York Times as an opinion-documentary.(Via LaughingSquid.com)

According to Neistat, "more than 1,000 pedestrians visited emergency rooms in 2008 after they were injured while using a cellphone to talk or text. That had doubled each year since 2006, according to a study conducted by Ohio State University."

So what is the proper etiquette to send a text while walking?

According to Neistat's example in his film "putting your back against a wall and standing in one place while you text" is the proper technique.

You can watch Casey Neistat's humorous video here on YouTube:

How many of you have been guilty of this activity?

I'll admit it, I have walked while typing out text messages. I'm not proud of it and I'm trying to stop. I try not to be obnoxious about it, nor do I force others to "yield while I get my text on." I also have never run into a building, parked car or parking meter while walking and texting. No, I've never done that. But still, I probably should stop, text, then walk when I'm finished.