Hey everybody it's Red Beard with, isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com, and Safeopedia.com. Happy Friday to everybody. Guess what? It is possible to drive and text safely. That's right. It all comes down to risk literacy. Now, I'm not saying that you should do it and I'm not saying that it's safe for everybody to do it and in all circumstances, but it really comes down to what I'm getting at here is risk literacy. And look, there's risk driving and texting. It's a bad idea. It's stupid. Don't do it.

Okay, that's my caveat here. But there's risk in everything we do and we accept a certain level of risk just walking outside. Driving a car or there's a certain level of risk. Going to work. I mean, look at the lineman, look at the, the miners in the world. There's a certain level of accepted risk in everything we do. It's, you know, the question is, is where do we draw the line? I would recommend not driving and texting, especially if it's illegal. Don't do it.

It seems to me that the variation in what people's ability to handle different levels of risk, it comes down to the ability to understand that risk happens when conditions change. Right? So think about how you can integrate that into your safety programs, into your policies. How do you, prompt employees to check conditions? Right? One of my favorite ones is called the 30, 30, 30 rule. I think I've mentioned that on one of my videos before. The 30, 30, 30 rule, we're rolling it out. Calling it the meerkat rule. Because meerkats tend to look out for each other. They tend to be paying attention to what's going on around them. And they communicate, they tell each other when they see something unsafe. So you can call it the meerkat rule, the 30, 30, 30 rule. It's all about monitoring your conditions and paying attention to changes that make things unsafe for everybody.