Australia places visitors lights within the floor to alert telephone addicts

Australia puts traffic lights in the ground to alert phone addicts

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The German metropolis of Augsburg has already tried placing visitors lights within the floor to maintain cellphone-obsessed pedestrians from strolling on to coach tracks, however the Australian state of New South Wales needs to take issues one step additional. It tells Mashable that it should set up floor-based mostly visitors lights at key crosswalks in Sydney (possible in its central enterprise district) as a part of a trial beginning in December. The purpose, unsurprisingly, is to stop an disagreeable encounter with a automotive when you’re busy texting your folks.

There is no point out of how shortly these lights would increase if the trial goes ahead, however it’s straightforward to see them popping up at many busy intersections in the event that they take off. In any case, we reside in a world the place telephone followers typically get their very own sidewalk lanes — lights are simply the subsequent logical step.