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Tel Aviv tries out new crosswalk lights for cellular addicts


A woman holding children's hands near a pedestrian crossing as they look at newly installed ground-level crosswalk lights, in Tel Aviv. — Reuters

A woman holding children's hands near a pedestrian crossing as they look at newly installed ground-level crosswalk lights, in Tel Aviv. — Reuters

TEL AVIV: 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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