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First mobile phone sidewalks lane created in Chinese city Chongqing

Sep 16, 2014 18:40 IST

First mobile phone sidewalks lane was created in Chinese city Chongqing on 15 September 2014. The city authorities designated a 100ft cellphone lane for men and women who use their phones while walking.

The source of this approach was supposed to be copied from Washington version.  In July 2014, a section of a sidewalk on 18th street in Washington DC was painted with separate lanes for those wanting to look at their cell phones, while another lane was for quicker walkers.

It was part of a behavior experiment by National Geographic Television.

In 2013, a study at the Ohio State University found that distracted walking injuries in the US are rising rapidly, with 1506 recorded in US emergency rooms in 2010, up from 256 in 2005.

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•    Stanford University has displayed warning posters around campus.

•    In 2012, the Utah Transit Authority put a heavy fine of 50 dollar for distracted walking.

•    Also, some authorities proposed a campaign of deliberate near misses a sort of passive-aggressive resistance movement on the component of the properly behaved.

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