A Dutch town has put traffic lights on ground because people are always staring at their phones

March 26, 2017, 7:13 pm
A Dutch town has put traffic lights on ground because people are always staring at their phones
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A Dutch town has put traffic lights on ground because people are always staring at their phones

A Dutch town has put traffic lights on ground because people are always staring at their phones

Things have changed all these years. The advent of digital technologies have made it faster than before. Smartphones have made it even quicker. People are seldom spotted without their mobiles phones. Whether they are in for a run, walk, eat or even sleep doesn't matter. More woes that had come with this advent is that the number of accidents to pedestrians while walking looking into their phones have escalated recently.

The many attempts of the authorities to put an end had faced a naught. They, a Dutch town named Bodegraven, has come with a unique idea to make these smartphone-addicted residents safe.

They put strip of lights in the floor at a pedesterian crossing-meaning people who stare at their phones all day will see them, preventing them from wandering dangerously into traffic, says a report on BBC.

They haven't given much changes to it other than the spot they are usually seen. The colours are the same-green meant to go, and red meant to wait!

The lights have been installed on a trial basis at one crossing, close to three schools in Bodegraven.

The company that developed the technology says it hopes to offer the strips to other towns in the future.