Tel Aviv tries out new crosswalk lights for cellular addicts

A woman holds children hands near a pedestrian crossing as they look at newly installed ground-level crosswalk lights, in Tel Aviv, Israel March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s bustling business capital wants to stop “smartphone zombies” in their tracks. Tel Aviv has placed ground-level LED lightstrips, which turn red and green, at a central crosswalk, hoping to catch the attention of pedestrians so engrossed in their mobile devices that they don’t look up before stepping into the road. […]

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