27 June, according to media reports ,25 June local time,Japan's Shinai University of Kawabata and the city council passed the autonomous regulations banning the use of mobile phones while walking, making it the first case in Japan。 The regulations provide,As long as you are in public places such as roads or parks in Daiwa City, you should stand up and use smart phones without hindering others to walk with you, which will come into effect on July 1. The government said it hoped people would realize that "smart phones should be used in non mobile situations".
Previous studies have shown that in recent years, the death toll in traffic accidents in the United States has increased by 14.4%. In 2016 alone, more than 100 people died in traffic accidents every day.
The researchers note thatThe main reason for the increase in mortality may be the emergence of smart phones。 From 2014 to 2016, the share of smart phones increased from 75% to 81%, which also led to changes in the way of using mobile phones while driving, and more frequent driving and playing with mobile phones.
In addition,The increase in the number of deaths was mainly due to the increased attention paid by cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians to mobile phones。 In 2016, the number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents reached 5987, an increase of nearly 1100 compared with 2014, an increase of 22% in just two years.