A city in China called Chongqing has come up with one solution to the global peril of walking-while-texting: An entirely separate sidewalk section for cellphone-using pedestrians.
"Cellphones walk in this lane at your own risk."
They have even put up instructions on how to use "China's First Cellphone Lane."
It's become a bit of a tourist attraction.
Chongqing might have gotten the idea from the National Geographic TV channel, which in July painted very similar sidewalk-instructions on 18th Street in Washington, D.C. as part of a crowd behavior experiment, The Guardian reported.
But Chongqing appears to be taking it much more seriously. "WALK IN THIS LANE AT YOUR OWN RISK."
Former BuzzFeed World Reporter, Current BuzzFeed News Contributor