CHONGQING , China, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Chinese city has designated a section of pavement as a texting lane for pedestrians who choose to watch their phones while they walk.
The 100-foot stretch of walkway in Chongqing, China, has been sectioned off into separate areas for those using their phones while on the move and a texting-free "no cell phones" lane marked by a sign featuring a phone with a line through it.
Officials said the scheme was designed to highlight the dangers of walking without paying attention to the surrounding area.
It's not the first time a city has implemented a texting lane for pedestrians. In 2012, Philadelphia installed an official texting lane across from City Hall as an April Fool's prank to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while walking.