Traffic Lights Installed in Pavement to Prevent Cellphone Users from Dying

That Facebook status update must have been really important

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Sat, Apr 30th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

After a girl was struck and killed by a streetcar, while she was wearing headphones and staring at her smartphone, the German city of Augsburg has installed pedestrian crossing lights in the pavement to ensure they are seen even by the most distracted.

The city installed the lights two months after a 15-year-old girl was fatally hit by a tram when she walked onto the tracks while looking at her smartphone with headphones in. The lights, which were installed last week, look similar to cats eye road markers, but are flat on the ground and flash red when a tram is approaching.

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