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Some places have lanes for bicycles, others for motorcycles, but there's a place in mainland China that boasts a different type of lane altogether: one for phone addicts glued to their screens. According to a Chinese publication, the cellphone lane above was spotted along a place called Foreigner Street in Chongqing city, one of the five major cities in the country. The sidewalk was most likely painted on for everyone's safety, because, hey, if there's distracted driving, there's also distracted walking, as perfectly demonstrated by the woman in this video. If the idea sounds familiar, it's because the National Geographic did something similar back in July as an experiment. The society stenciled "NO CELLPHONES" on one-half of a DC sidewalk and "CELLPHONES: WALK IN THIS LANE AT YOUR OWN RISK" on the other half. The result? Well, among other things, they found that the people actually glued to their phones didn't even notice the markings at all. Typical.
originally posted by: OptimusCrime
a reply to: guohua
That's pretty damned funny. Do they get a ticket if they're in the phone lane without their phone?
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
Strange how phones are supposed to be all about connecting people,yet most seem oblivious to the world around them when they are "plugged in."
originally posted by: minkmouse
It's a good start. I would like to see an entire highway/road grid developed for them, that way there could be ten cars ahead of me at a red light, when it changed to green I'd still get through the light.
originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: guohua
Only two things to say:
This is ridiculous!
What waste of time and money. There are people starving and dying of water shortages in parts of the World and some idiot comes up with this idea.