A video has been produced by a US safety organisation that seeks to warn amateur photographers of the most 21st century of accidents: being hit by a train while taking a selfie. The 30-second animated short attempts to alert the dangers by taking a humorous perspective, first showing a couple taking picture in front of a stampeding gang of buffalo and another attempting to get the perfect snap of an approaching cyclone.
With the headline ‘No selfie is worth the risk’, the not for profit public safety education and awareness organisation, Operation Lifesaver, has also produced videos that attempt to change behaviours for how to use level crossings, trespass prevention and how to drive vehicles near the tracks.
Established in 1972, Operation Lifesaver’s raison d'etre is to end collisions, deaths and injuries through a wide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety. @olinational programmes are co-sponsored by federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety organisations and US rail operators.
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