Smartphones can be dangerous. Not because they may potentially cause cancer (that’s a valid concern), but because people are so glued to them and often not looking at what they’re walking into on the street.
With the help of the National Police Agency, Seoul, South Korea’s Metropolitan Government is taking preventive measures to warn the city’s citizens to be more aware of their surroundings when using their smartphones.
The Seoul government unveiled two traffic signs as a part of a pilot program, which you can see below. One sign, “Warning: Using Smartphone while Walking,” is for warning pedestrians about the dangers of getting hit by a car while using a smartphone while crossing the street.
Another sign, “Walk Safely,” is designed to discourage users from getting lost in their phones while walking on the sidewalk… see more