Bureau and Corporate Funded Body
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.
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.