New traffic signals in Seoul warns of dangers of texting while walking




mayor of Seoul City announced its intention to soon install a set of new vehicular and pedestrian signals in the five regions of the South Korean capital, and is working on new signals alert users about the risks of the use of smart phones while walking in the street.

And targeting new safety campaign, which is being implemented in cooperation with the National Police Agency, children, adolescents and young people specifically, and who are considered the main users of smart phones in the country.

He pointed out the municipal government of Seoul to the site would be placed in the new Alahart five different areas where you get a lot of accidents and the majority of pedestrians there from the age group between 10 and 30 years old.

South Korea recorded the highest rate of owning smart phones all over the world, with the attainment of a population of almost 50.8 million people, according to statistics released by the Pew Pew Research Center in 2016.

South Korea is also considered one of the most industrialized countries for smart phones the most active in the world, and is located where the headquarters of LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics.

The phenomenon of walking accompanied by sending messages is not new to anyone who uses the means of regular public transport, prompting other cities in Asia, Europe and America to launch similar initiatives.

Where the mobile communications company NTT Docomo phones in 2013 gluing yellow warning signs around the Japanese capital Tokyo, bearing the words “walking while using a smartphone is a serious matter.”

And it experimented with the German city of Augsburg making traffic lights embedded in the sidewalks, so that has been designed to be easily discovered by users who look down for the use of their phones.

The mayor of Seoul as management hopes will be drawn to the simple message was clear, so that passers-by who use their devices often easily seen.


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