Crossing lights for smartphone addicts


LIGHT-UP strips have been installed at a pedestrian crossing in a town in the Netherlands to help smartphone users cross the road safely.

The LED ‘Lightlines’ are embedded in the pavement and are designed to catch the eye of anyone looking down at their device, letting them know whether it is safe to cross or not.

According to a council spokesperson a growing number of people are “distracted by social media, music and WhatsApp” making them vulnerable to accidents.


 Spain has been using a similar project in Elche since the summer of 2016.



  1. What a complete and utter waste of money. Phone users need to learn to watch where they are walking instead of having all their concentration on the damn phone.


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