Laser pointers can be cool toys, but they also pose a serious blinding risk. DO NOT SHINE THEM AT PEOPLE. These videos show the view from a pilot’s perspective when someone shines the light at an airplane. We put pilots in charge of transporting hundreds of people in an airplane safely to a destination, I am sure the last thing you want when you are on the plane is a blind pilot.
Educate anyone you know that has these laser pointers and uses them as a toy on this danger. It is also apparently considered an attack on the airplane and leads to FBI arresting an individual in the next video.
distraction.gov is a website setup by the US DOT using ad campaigns and educational resources to warn people about the dangers of texting and driving. I think the public needs to be exposed more to the not so lucky cases as is the case with this girl who seems to barely manage escaping death.
I think that all too often we take the grittiness of life and death and hide it away that people just don’t have a clue about the reality of dangerous behaviors such as texting and driving.
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