Video: City gives in to people who text and walk, embeds traffic lights in sidewalk

As the Washington Post reports, the burgermeisters of Augsburg have taken pity on all those who walk along while staring at their screens. They’ve installed traffic lights in the sidewalks, so that the walkers don’t ever need to look up.
Yes, lights in the concrete. Yes, on the ground. Yes, the world has gone charmingly potty. (You can see the lights in action here.)
Tradition has it that Germans like to follow rules. But how can they see and obey traffic signals when their heads are permanently bent toward Facebook?