When commuting it is rather shocking to observe individuals. From the bus shelter to the entrance of the office/factory/school most people aren't actually talking to each other but interacting via their smartphones. Real face-to-face communication is disappearing! If you need to ask something, it is slightly embarrassing as they would have to stop their "highly important task" (aka texting or liking a Facebook page)!
But what about their own health? Whether it is about spending so much time on their touchscreen or just neglecting their diet because "busy" with their 200 plus friends?
Students are probably the most affected by such lifestyle. Having fun and partying comes first but sadly anything regarding dental care and or health insurance are put on the back burner.
This infographic generated by Bupa gives us a clear overview of the uneasiness within student life - away from home - with certainly frustration when problems are there but no one being able to listen to them and bring a solution or advice.
The 21st October 2012 is the occasion to meet and talk.
The Cycle Embassy has published a rather interesting article about attitudes and behaviours: being more cautious around cyclists and pedestrians.
Everything is rather to the point:
...“The Netherlands and Denmark have a law of ‘strict liability’ to protect
vulnerable road users from more powerful road users. Under this law, in
crashes involving vulnerable road users, unless it can be clearly
proven that the vulnerable road user was at fault, the more powerful
road user is found liable by default. This makes Dutch and Danish
drivers more cautious around cyclists and pedestrians and is responsible
for their safe roads.”...
This kind of regulation could change and improve a lot of things.
If this is applicable in other countries, surely it would be brilliant to have it in the UK too.