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  • New Traffic Signs for Smartphone Users

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  • The Seoul Metropolitan Government, together with the National Police Agency, will implement a pilot project for installing traffic safety signs and pedestrian signs that alert the danger of using smart phones while walking on the street. The five areas in which the pilot project will be implemented are Hongdae, City Hall, Yonsei University, Gangnam Station, and Jamsil Station, where there are many accidents and pedestrians in their 10-30s, the main users of smart phones.

    Warning: Using Smartphone while Walking
    Walk Safely

     

    The traffic sign is designed to show pedestrians at a glance a dangerous situation in which a smart phone user runs into a car while walking on the street. In order to enhance the understanding, the phrase “Warning: Be careful while using a Smartphone while Walking” will be added to the sign.

    In addition, the pedestrian sign has a message that says “Walk Safely.” The message is made simple and clear so that the pedestrians who are mostly looking down at their smart phones can easily see it.

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  • olamide bamisile 06/27/2016 (12:30 오전)

    I suggest that the government should partner with the social media apps developers to integrate warning sign for the app users in places map out by the government as traffic jam areas so that app users could get app warning as soon as they turn up their apps in these areas.

  • olamide bamisile 06/27/2016 (12:33 오전)

    The automobile users focus on the Windscreen and the Sideway, the Mobile phone user on the other hand focus on the Mobile phone. so the government need to indicate areas with traffic jams so that users can get pop-up warning sign on their phone withing specific minutes. Thanks