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6 safety tips your mammy would be proud of

Safe as houses – bubble-wrapped houses.

DO YOU WORRY about keeping  yourself, your loved ones and your stuff safe in today’s dog-eat-dog world?

We all know how hard it is to keep the important things in life protected as we would like. We can’t all walk around wearing knee-pads, bulletproof vests and helmets, can we?

Well…maybe we can.

Here are 6 things that people have taken to new safety extremes…

People who need to step away from the bubble wrap

Image: via Dumpaday

We can't imagine being wrapped head to toe in bubble wrap is doing anything for this little fella's street cred, but just imagine how safe he'll be when he falls off the monkey bars.

Image: via Family On Bikes

And you thought having steamed-up windows was bad? Imagine peering through bubble wrap.

Image: via AfterMarket

Safest helicopter ever.

Image: via Tundra

This bubble-wrapped sandwich is either an ingenious idea to thwart office fridge thieves, or else someone who just takes their ham and cheese way too seriously. Either way, smart move.

Image: via Di Turner

Unstable stabilisers

These two men are taking safety on the roads to dizzying (and worrying) new heights.

Image: Remap Internet

He's not going to go over the handle-bars anytime soon!

Image: Bistriz Bike Shop

Arm in arm

Exhibit A. This is a perfectly acceptable use of water-safety arm bands.

Image: via EurekaKids

Exhibit B. This is an unacceptable use of water-safety arm bands.

Image: Talk To Me

Exhibit C. Well, this is just a downright weird use of water-safety arm bands.

Image: via HowStrange

Hideous helmets

It's just common sense to wear a helmet when cycling or riding a motorbike. However, most of us try to go for discreet helmets and leave the eye-catching work to our hi-ves vests.

Not this man.

Image: via Cool Cars and Bikes

Nifty knee pads

Kids may not like wearing knee pads and safety gear, but it's totally necessary if you want to let them up on that scooter or skateboard.

Image: via Tsulin

Why not make it more fun for them by throwing on some bizarre character knee pads? These creepy fellas guarantee terrifying fun for all the family.

Try them in petrifying pig:

Image: via Boys Depot

Or disturbing duck:

Image: via Boys Depot

But remember...

Everyone must wear a seatbelt.

Image: via Sanitaryum

If you can't bubble wrap all your valuables or stick stabilisers on your car, you should probably look into insurance. The safer you are, the less you pay with Liberty car insurance. It's that simple.

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