Drunken stumbling through a railway station can look funny, but according to a new safety video from Britain’s National Railway, it can also be pretty dangerous.
According to The Telegraph on July 31, the company compiled a series of slips and falls by inebriated travelers in order to highlight the dangers that occur.
The video shows people fall onto the train’s tracks, slip on stairs and get sucked under a train trying to board it while moving.
One man can be seen rolling down an escalator after a drunken fall until he is saved by another person who presses the stop button.
The video comes with captions like “Make sure you can see your way home” and “ You get in a spin if you’re pie-eyed”.
The numbers for passenger accidents is what prompted the video. Last year, more than 1,600 people injured themselves from similar slips in stations all over Britain. These resulted in dozens of bone fractures, limb dislocation, scrapes, bruises, cuts, concussions and even one death.
“Encouraging passengers to be more aware of their surroundings, particularly when they have had a drink, and to be alert to the inherent dangers that exist in stations will, we hope, reduce avoidable slips and falls across the network,” British Transport Police Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther said in the report.
Drunkenness is the greatest factor in many of these accidents, since coordination and motor skills are severely inhibited after partying or having a few too many alcoholic beverages.