The Associated Press reports on an April Fools' Day ruse from the City of Philadelphia -- designated sidewalk lanes just for people distracted by texting or listening to digital music.
The April Fools' Day prank is one way city officials, in particular Mayor Michael Nutter, are trying to draw attention to the danger of inattentive pedestrians.
The lines, signage and sidewalk graphics -- depicting a pedestrian peering down at a hand-held device -- will stick around part of John F. Kennedy Boulevard through the week.
A bogus video released for the new lanes shows Nutter being cut off mid-interview by an oblivious pedestrian, played by Streets Department Deputy Commissioner Steven Buckley.
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