Hi all, last week in the city I saved a person’s life. I was at the Creek and Ann street intersection. And the lady next to me was happily talking away on her phone, oblivious to everything around her. The audible crossing sound went off, and she stepped out to cross the road.
Unfortunately, it was safe to cross sound for the other direction and she stepped out in front of the oncoming traffic. Luckily for her, I saw what was happening, grabbed her by the collar and pulled her back to the footpath. Want to know the best part? All she could say was “I wasn’t going to step out into the traffic”.
It’s a bit late to say I wasn’t going to do it when you get hit by a car and killed. What’s the bottom line? If you have the need to use your phone, STOP, and follow these rules. Never walk while texting or talking on the phone. If texting, move out of the way of others, never cross the street while using an electronic device, don’t walk with headphones in your ears and always be aware of your surroundings.
Till next time,
Nick. (EHS Advisor).
Nick Lines, is our regular blogger. I have trained Nick for Initial WHSQ approved, 5 days Health and Safety Representatives, and Health and Safety Representatives Refresher course. The compassion and the interest in the course lead him to study my Cert IV in WHS, then Diploma and Finally, Nick started his University degree in Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety.