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On a Cold and Frosty Morning

snowy windscreenWe’ve all done it, especially at this time of year.

You know what I mean: scraping the frost or snow on the windscreen and then being tempted to drive away before you can see properly.

Have you ever been tempted to do that?

You know what happens next: you either wait until you can get a proper view of things, or you squint through the hole you’ve made hoping you can see everything and making up what you can’t until:

a) you are blinded by the early morning  sun

b) the windscreen clears and you relax and sit back

c) our “friends in blue”  stop you, or

d) Bang!

And no, it’s not a multiple choice question.

No matter how often we reason with ourselves and understand the concept, the temptation to “just go for it” is often there!

As driving on a snowy morning; as in life - try not to proceed or make big decisions until you get a clearer picture of what’s going on.  A 360 degree view is best, a large windscreen clear in front so we can see where we are going, the smaller but important rear-view so you can see behind you and clear side windows so you know what’s going on around.  From frosty mornings to life’s big decisions, from work to crossing the road, it makes sense and it’s safer for you and others.

While we are on the subject of windscreens, have you ever thought the reason the windscreen is so large and the rear-view mirror so small is because what's happened in your past although important, is not so important as what's in your future?

The inspiration for this was from Colin in Health and Safety.  Thanks Colin!

Sometimes it’s helpful to talk to others as they can often see what you can’t.

You may have friends or colleagues you can talk to, but remember we are more than happy to be a “listening ear” if you want.    

Take care.

If you want to get in touch then, you can reach

Chic on chic.lidstone@dundeecity.gov.uk or 07814093240 or  Chic Geoff 

Geoff on geoff.findlay@wpcscotland.co.uk 07933167480

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