When it comes to posting selfies on social media, the competition to attract the most likes, retweets and whatever else is fierce. This has led to people, especially youngsters, striking poses in increasingly outlandish situations.
Whilst this may seem simply to be fun and games, some of the favoured locations for eye-catching selfies pose a real risk of accidents on holiday occurring.
How can taking risks when posing for selfies lead to travel accident compensation claims?
Accidents and injuries on holiday can permanently sully memories of even the most exciting experience. It is therefore important to prioritise your personal health and safety whilst travelling above all else.
One place where vigilance and common sense is undoubtedly required is at Trift Bridge in Switzerland. As the only pedestrian-only bridge in the Swiss Alps, it offers unrivalled and breath-taking views of the stunning natural landscape.
The bridge runs for 170 metres and overlooks the Triftsee lake. Many visitors flock to this area to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Trift Glacier. The danger and potential for accidents on holiday comes from the height. At 100 metres above the ground, Trift Bridge is the last place you want to suffer a trip or fall.
The thing with suspension bridges is that, no matter how securely and sturdily they are built, they sometimes simply don’t feel it. Trift Bridge is constructed with a strong wooden platform and numerous thick metal bars running down the sides.
It is still precarious enough to be closed off in particularly adverse weather conditions. The protective rails can only do so much so it is vitally important that you do not lean too far back when taking your selfie. No amount of social media fame is worth suffering a serious, and potentially fatal accident on holiday.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice