The counterargument to Augsburg's humanitarian gesture might be that the laws of evolution suggest this culling of the unwary is good for the species. Though that would, of course, be unkind...JL
Rick Noack reports in the Washington Post:
Pedestrians were so busy looking at their smartphones that they were ignoring traffic lights.The city has attempted to solve that problem by installing new traffic lights embedded in the pavement so that pedestrians constantly looking down at their phones won't miss them."It creates a whole new level of attention."