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‘Zombie traffic lights’ are saving the lives of smartphone users - here’s how

'Zombie traffic lights' have been designed to help distracted smartphone users. Image: UNSPLASH/Malte Helmhold

Douglas Broom

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Zombie traffic lights in Amsterdam. Image: Landmark Photography
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Zombie traffic lights can help keep distracted pedestrians safe. Image: Pixabay/mfa31
this chart shows the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured in road accidents
Around 270,000 pedestrians die on the world’s roads every year. Image: Statista
an image showing zombie traffic lights help cyclists too.
In the Netherlands, zombie traffic lights help cyclists too. Image: HIG


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