Researchers just ran a study where they had a person limping in a leg brace walk past a person on the street and drop a stack of magazines. Then they watched whether the person helped pick up the magazines or not.
And 72% of the people who weren't talking on their cell phone helped out . . . but only NINE PERCENT of the people on cell phones helped.
That means cell phones made people eight times less likely to offer 10 seconds of help to a handicapped stranger.
The study didn't test whether people who were texting would help out or not.