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It's sad and pathetic we need this weird sidewalk to protect us

It's sad and pathetic we need this weird sidewalk to protect us
photo courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK

I've shown you before how dangerous texting and walking can be.

This woman fell into a canal while trying to do both and this woman walked directly into a lake and was rescued by two teens.

With that in mind, National Geographic decided to conduct a little experiment for a new TV series, "Mind Over Masses." It put up signs on the sidewalk, creating fast and slow lanes - aka the cellphone lane and the no cellphone lane.

"No cellphones," said lettering on one side of the sidewalk. "Cellphones," the other lane said. "Walk at your own risk."

The experiment stretched over one busy block in Washington (18th street) and, as part of the series, aims to take a look into human behavior and seek solutions that can make everyday life better.

Results of the experiment likely won't be released until the show airs, but initial reports say that most pedestrians ignored the signs, while a few others stopped to take photos.

Would you use a cellphone lane on the sidewalk? Is it a ridiculous idea or a good one? Let me know what you think by posting in the comments below.

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