Selfie Seats May Be The Key In Keeping Picture-Takers From Killing Themselves

February 6, 2019

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Between March 2014 and September 2016, 127 people died around the world while attempting to take selfies. More and more people are putting themselves in danger attempting to get that perfect picture. But one politician says he has a solution. Jim Daly is Ireland's Minister for Mental Health and Older People, introduced a new proposal to install “selfie seats” at popular tourist destinations around the Emerald Island in an attempt to save lives. He feels that if some type of seat or standing area were installed at different interest points it could help prevent tragic accidents as well as help guide people to an exact location for the perfect photo. Beyond the seats, Daly also proposed coming up with hashtags people could use in their selfies as well. And really, this isn’t a completely altruistic venture to help keep visitors safe. It’s a marketing tool, too. Time will tell if Ireland and other nations across the world adopt such selfie stations to prevent tragic accidents.

SOURCE: Travel + Leisure

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