Ever since the term “work from home” was coined during the COVID era, people have been working from various places. Employees have been seen working from their beds, sofas, cars, and even vacation spots. It was believed that we had seen it all, but apparently not. Recently, a female IT professional was spotted sitting behind a person on a scooter while working on her personal computer. The picture of this female IT professional has gone viral on the internet, and people are expressing their opinions on this situation.
Peak Bangalore moment. Women working on a rapido bike ride to the office. #TrafficJam #TrafficAlert #bangaloretraffic #Bangalore #roadblock #peakbangalore pic.twitter.com/bubbMj3Qbs
— Nihar Lohiya (@nihar_lohiya) May 16, 2023
The picture of this young woman working on her PC behind a scooter was shared on Twitter by Nihar Lohiya. The Twitter post stated, “Peak Bangalore moment. Woman working on a Rapido bike ride to the office. #TrafficJam #TrafficAlert #bangaloretraffic #Bangalore #roadblock #peakbangalore.” The picture shows the woman sitting in traffic, working on her laptop. It should be noted that the picture was taken by someone sitting in the backseat of a car.
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At first glance, it may seem funny that someone is working from an unconventional location. However, this situation brings forward the harsh reality that work always takes priority, regardless of the circumstances. Nevertheless, in the grand scheme of things, working behind a driver on a scooter can pose several dangers and risks. Here are some of the potential hazards:
Lack of protection
As a passenger riding behind the driver on a scooter, you have minimal protection compared to being inside a car or other enclosed vehicle. In the event of a collision or accident, you are exposed to the risk of direct impact with other vehicles, objects, or the road surface.
Your visibility as a passenger on a scooter is significantly reduced compared to being in the driver’s seat or a larger vehicle. This limited visibility makes it difficult for you to anticipate and react to potential hazards on the road, such as sudden turns, obstacles, or other vehicles.
Scooters are inherently less stable than cars or motorcycles. The weight distribution and size of scooters can make them more prone to tipping over, especially during sudden maneuvers or when navigating uneven road surfaces. As a passenger, you may have less control over the scooter’s balance, increasing the risk of falls or accidents.
Lack of safety features
Scooters typically lack the safety features found in cars, such as seatbelts, airbags, and reinforced structures. In the event of a collision or sudden stop, there is a higher risk of being thrown from the scooter or sustaining more severe injuries due to the absence of these safety measures.
Vulnerability to external factors
As a passenger on a scooter, you are more exposed to external factors such as adverse weather conditions, road debris, and environmental hazards. Rain, strong winds, potholes, or loose gravel can increase the risk of accidents or loss of control.
Risk of reckless driving
The behavior and skills of the scooter driver play a significant role in your safety as a passenger. Reckless driving, such as speeding, abrupt maneuvers, or failure to follow traffic rules, can increase the likelihood of accidents or collisions, putting you at risk.
Inadequate protective gear
Riders and passengers on scooters often fail to wear appropriate protective gear, such as helmets, gloves, or protective clothing. Without these safety measures, the risk of severe injuries in the event of an accident is significantly higher. Although the woman in this scenario was wearing a helmet, it is still insufficient protection.
To mitigate these dangers, it is important to prioritize safety and take necessary precautions when riding as a passenger on a scooter. This includes wearing appropriate protective gear, ensuring the driver follows traffic rules and practices safe driving, and being aware of the road conditions and potential hazards.
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