This Dutch town has traffic lights on the ground because people are staring at their phones.
A Dutch town has introduced an unusual way of trying to keep smartphone-addicted residents safe: Installing traffic lights in the pavement.
Bodegraven, in the Netherlands, has put strip lights in the floor at a pedestrian crossing — meaning people who stare at their phones all day will see them, preventing them from wandering dangerously into traffic. (We heard about the news via the BBC.)
Apart from their unusual location, they work just like ordinary traffic lights: Green means go, and red means wait.