Listening to headphones while running on the road is more dangerous than most people think.
Listening to headphones while running on the road is more dangerous than most people think. John Mccutcheon

Road runners: turn down the iPod

RUNNERS are urged to wind down the volume on their iPods when jogging on the road.


Secretary of the Warwick and District Community Road Safety Group and driving instructor Andrew Gale said he was horrified how often runners put their lives at risk.


"Personally, I see people every day using the bitumen instead of the footpath, then they go and impair their senses by wearing earphones," Mr Gale said.


Mr Gale said people needed to ensure they were completely switched on when running along the road, because it only took a split second, or one wrong step to lead to dire consequences.


"If they want to wear headphones around the park that's fine, but on a roadway you need to have your wits about you," he said.


Check out tomorrow's edition of the Daily News for the full story.
 



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