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AfterShokz Headphones
#OneEarOut has partnered with AfterShokz. Instead of speakers that cover or nest inside your ears, AfterShokz transmits audio via a pair of transducers that rest on your cheekbones, leaving your ears uncovered and canals unblocked. – http://www.aftershokz.com/

Operation Lifesaver, Inc
About every 3 hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Operation Lifesaver is working to change people’s behavior around railroad tracks and crossings with the national public awareness campaign. – [ visit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. ]

Trespassing Casualties by State
According to FRA statistics, 909 pedestrian rail trespass casualties (fatalities + injuries) occurred in 2015. – [ more ]

Pedestrians & Headphones Don’t Mix (Infographic)
The best headphones often block out any surrounding noise so you can zone out with your favorite tunes. But that same feature can be a lethal one for pedestrians, finds a new study revealing serious injuries linked with pedestrians wearing headphones has more than tripled in the past six years. – [ more ]

Distracted Walking
”You need not be locked into your device … give yourself a little freedom; don’t be its slave,” says journalist Matt Richtel, who explores the dangers of digital-age distractions in his new book “A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention” (2014, William Morrow). – [ more ]

The Hazards of Using Headphones While You Walk
You’ve heard about the hazards of distracted driving — using a cell phone behind the wheel, even with a hands-free headset. But how about distracted walking? – [ more ]

Headphone Safety and #OneEarOut
Don’t walk on the tracks at all, and if you are near by or walking in heavily trafficked areas at least pull one earpiece out. – [ more ]

Having #OneEarOut May Save Your Child’s Life – The Mother List
“The number of accidents that occur while someone is wearing headphones is increasing at a horrifying rate. And it isn’t just near train tracks where kids are in danger.” [ more ]

 

News Articles

  • #OneEarOut: Campaign’s Message Of Safety Born From Tragedy, Love – [more ]
  • Teen killed by freight train was jogging on tracks with headphones in – [ more ]
  • Selfie Tragedy Forever Impacts Those Left Behind – [ more ]
  • Teen wearing headphones hit by train and killed in San Leandro – [ more ]
  • Woman wearing headphones dead after being hit by train – [ more ]
  • Spanish teen killed crossing train tracks while texting – [ more ]
  • Police: Headphones Kept Teen From Hearing Train In Fatal Crash – [ more ]
  • Police: Boy killed by train was wearing headphones when struck – [ more ]
  • 16-year-old wearing headphones killed in Slidell train accident – [ more ]
  • Pevely man killed by train may have worn headphones while walking on tracks, family says – [ more ]
  • Polk County HS student struck and killed by train identified – [ more ]
  • Woman Wearing Headphones Struck, Killed By Train In Truckee – [ more ]
  • Boy, 13, walking home from school struck, killed by train in Cedar Lake – [ more ]
  • Family of Petersburg teen hit, killed by train speak out about their loss – [ more ]
  • Family of teen killed by train while he was wearing headphones want to stop this from happening – [ more ]