Dublin Airport has launched a safety campaign focussing on drones. Airports are “no fly” areas for drones, though some people seem to either be unaware of this or choose to ignore it. To protect the airfield, signage has been mounted on the airport’s perimeter fence indicating that Dublin Airport is a “No Drone Zone” and […]
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Safer Internet Day: Hard Hitting Video Warns Teens
It was Safer Internet Day last week, and among the many initiatives and campaigns designed to spread the safety message, the Watch Your Space campaign shared the following important reminder that some things are forever, and that once a selfie is shared, you can’t assume it won’t be shared again – and again, and again.
European Cars will Automatically Phone for Help
The EU Parliament has voted to make the eCall system mandatory in new cars and light vans from April 2018. In the event of a serious accident, eCall automatically dials 112 – Europe’s single emergency number – and opens a voice channel. It also transmits automatically a minimal amount of information required to assist the emergency […]
Facebook Safety Check Helps People Reconnect after Nepal Earthquake
Last October, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook Safety Check while on a visit to Tokyo. It’s meaningful to be in Tokyo to announce this because the great earthquake and tsunami a few years ago inspired us to build the first version of this for Japan. Now we’re glad to have this ready to serve everyone […]
How to Save a Choking Baby – in 40 Seconds [Video]
Here’s some information which, naturally, we all hope we’ll never need to use. But if the moment did arise, ignorance would be no comfort. It’s a great example of how to communicate an important message in a memorable way. Please take 40 seconds to watch it. [youtube]http://youtu.be/gtbUB1XPW_o[/youtube] Credit is due to St John’s Ambulance in the UK for this […]
Radar Device For Cyclists is like Eyes in the Back of Your Head [Podcast]
Being hit from behind is the single biggest cause of cycling deaths in the US. It’s a global problem, as the founders of Backtracker discovered when they met a man in their native Stellenbosch, South Africa, who chose to cycle in the face of oncoming traffic, rather than take the risk of being hit unawares from behind. The solution they came up […]
Poll: Should Irish Airlines Allow Personal Electronics during Take-Off?
The last few months has seen European and US airlines and aviation authorities change their tune on the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing. Writing in the Irish Independent this week, Adrian Weckler reports that neither Ryanair nor Aer Lingus say they have any plans to submit updated procedures to the Irish Aviation […]