With people always on their phones, this Dutch city thought of a way to help them cross the road safely and surely whether at day or night

In Netherlands, the city of Bodegraven has a new take on road safety system to alert pedestrians who are distracted with their smartphones. HIG Traffic Systems, the maker of +Lightlines, has launched its pilot program in an intersection near some schools in the city.

+Lightlines is the Dutch way of installing LED strips in sidewalks, in between paving bricks to be particular, to give pedestrians a heads up when crossing the road. The LED laser strips come in bright green or red colors, which can be easily seen during the day and night. At first, the goal was to sync +Lightlines with the traffic lights. But since it’s still a pilot program, HIG Traffic Systems wants to see the result of the program before making the lights widely available.

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In Netherlands, the city of Bodegraven has a new take on road safety system to alert pedestrians who are distracted with their smartphones. HIG Traffic Systems, the maker of +Lightlines, has launched its pilot program in an intersection near some schools in the city.

+Lightlines is the Dutch way of installing LED strips in sidewalks, in between paving bricks to be particular, to give pedestrians a heads up when crossing the road. The LED laser strips come in bright green or red colors, which can be easily seen during the day and night. At first, the goal was to sync +Lightlines with the traffic lights. But since it’s still a pilot program, HIG Traffic Systems wants to see the result of the program before making the lights widely available.