Pay attention when crossing the road

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 November, 2007, 12:00am

Whoa, that was a close shave!

Are you alright? You almost got run over by that car! I told you not to go jaywalking!

I wasn't paying attention; I had my earphones on.

You had your radio on full blast - I could hear the music from here!

That's why you should never listen to music when you're crossing the road.

Besides, constantly playing loud music damages your hearing.

I better turn it down then. I don't want to go deaf!


Close shave - If you've had a close shave, you nearly have a serious accident or get into trouble.

Example: The teacher didn't notice when your phone rang in class, but it was a close shave!

Jaywalking - crossing the road without obeying pedestrian rules

Example: I got fined for jaywalking yesterday.

Full blast - at full volume; at the loudest

Example: He turned the radio on full blast to drown out the construction noise.


Many people cannot survive without their music players. But listening to loud music continuously could damage your hearing. Do you think people should listen to music on the street?