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Firework Safety

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Firework Safety

I am just watching a feature about firework safety. They are interviewing kids that have had 'accidents' with fireworks. These kids are now more careful.
Is the message here, all kids should have a firework accident to deter them in future because as far as I'm concerned safety ads don't work.
They didn't for me hence a slight problem with hearing in my right ear. Embarrassed
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Re: Firework Safety

I think the message is, stupidity kills.
Sadly, the message only gets through to those who are not stupid in the first place! It's called Darwinian Evolution.
For some real stupidy, 365 days a year, check out the Darwin Awards at http://www.darwinawards.com
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Re: Firework Safety

All over now thank goodness. Friends agree that this year the firework season hasn't been half as bad as previous years. Can't agree whether it is better policing/selling of fireworks or the credit crunch. I think that it is the latter.
My little doggies can rest easy again now.
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Re: Firework Safety

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Is the message here, all kids should have a firework accident to deter them in future

Its an idea I suppose, but I doubt it will work. To widen the anomaly you only have to look at smoking, binge drinking and dangerous driving. The last few generations have been the best informed about the dangers of all of these, but it hasn't stopped them, indeed some figures suggest they're on the increase. Its certainly nothing to do with lack of availability of fireworks, every "corner shop" seems to be selling them again this year, allegedly, to over 18's but again I suspect they will sell them to anybody with money in their hand, the chances of being caught are realistically very low.
The "5th" this year occurring midweek, and the very wet weather over much of the country has I think just spread the "celebrations" over a few days rather than concentrate them on one night. Tonight (Sunday) with the better forecast may well see some more fireworks yet.
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We have a big conference/show centre in Brentwood, they have been organizing a FW display for years, this time 1st Nov it poured down, net result £30 000 loss the organiser said oh what adisaster, no  more - thats after 21 years  Embarrassed Lips are sealed Undecided Cry
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Re: Firework Safety

Ford normally run one local to us, but this year they decided not to as `too many people stand out side, watching for free` and the can not guarantee that they will cover there costs. So we all lose out for few free loaders  Sad
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Never mind it's nearly over for another year Undecided
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