Metro has posted a new round of Safetyville videos this week. The idea here is a good one: use stick figures to vividly show the pitfalls of behaving dangerously around trains, which are really big, don’t stop on a dime and extremely worthy of everyone’s respect.
The first set of Safetyville videos came out in 2016 and received — rightfully, I think — national media attention. The guess here is that the second set of videos will also attract a lot of eyeballs. It’s worth noting that Metro Trains Melbourne’s “Dumb Ways to Die” video has received over 174 million views on YouTube alone.
As for Metro, our Community Education team has a series of ongoing programs focusing on increasing safe ridership through informative, site-specific safety programs. The department’s Transit Safety Program also offers safety presentations at schools, businesses, recreation centers and senior centers near rail lines (Blue, Expo and Gold) that run along streets.
Riders: any safety issues you believe need to be addressed? Comment please.
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