‘Cell Phone Only’ Sidewalk

“Cell phones. Walk in this lane at your own risk.”

 

 

Chongqing

Walking the streets in any major city today is a peril for pedestrians, not from cars, but from fellow pedestrians who are too engrossed on their smartphones to see where they are going. Despite warnings from authorities about the risk of texting while walking, scores of tech-addicts walk with their heads buried on their cell phones, forcing others to dodge out of the way to avoid collision. To make the sidewalks safer for elderly people and children, the city authorities in Chongqing, China, have designated a 100-feet stretch of sidewalk in busy entertainment district as “cellphone lane” for people who use their phones while walking. The sidewalk was split into two lanes – one labeled “No cell phones”, while the other reads “Cell phones. Walk in this lane at your own risk.”

This article first appeared on Amusing Planet

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