Who gets distracted? We all lose our focus from time to time when things cross our path (SQUIRREL!). There’s so much stimuli competing for our attention or we become distracted at the wrong time (i.e. crossing the street or while driving). Distractions could have unforeseen and scary consequences.
Do you remember warnings from grown-ups when you were younger? They play like public service announcements (PSAs) in our heads:
All are good warnings to remember. To help drive home a few of these alerts, the Team Plano Theater troupe produced PSA videos about the importance of staying focused when crossing the street and while driving.
Distracted Pedestrian video
Distracted Driver video
In the spirit of great philosophers Smokey the Bear (“Only you can prevent forest fires!”) and McGruff the Crime Dog (“Take a bite out of crime!”), let’s remember both pedestrians and drivers are responsible for their own safety. Making the effort to stay focused will help avoid danger.
Like Sergeant Phil Esterhaus from Hill Street Blues says, “Let’s be careful out there”.