16 April 2007

Safety Week

It's safety week in my organization. So in the interest of improving safety everywhere, let me pass on a few common sense tips:

  1. You are 30 to 40 TIMES more likely to die if you are ejected from a vehicle than if you stay in the vehicle during a crash. If you're in a crash, your body will move in directions you may not want it to so wear your freakin' seat belt.
  2. Don't car surf. (Definition below.) Jeez. You are not in a movie and life is hard enough!
  3. If you feel like you're having a heart attack, you probably are. Don't say "it's probably nothing" and take your chances. There are drugs that can help with a heart attack prior to cardiac arrest but you have to get help to get them.

If you don't want to take reasonable precautions in your daily life for your own sake, do it for the people who love you and don't want to see you in the hospital or the morgue.

This completes my public service announcement. Remember, I rant because I care.

Car surfing
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Car surfing is an
illegal stunt in which passengers of moving vehicles perform various stunts, including hanging out of the car or 'surfing' on the hood while it is in motion. Car surfing has caused several people to be killed[1] during the course of such stunts. It is normally done lying on the hood or on the roof while the car drives.
Car surfing has been popularized by the
hyphy movement and is similar to ghost riding.

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