People need to be responsible for themselves
It's getting to the point where over-legislation, ambulance chasing lawyers and PC is breeding common sense out of the human race.
This to me is an accident. It could have been prevented by a number of things-
Changes to the building so it has higher railings or a solid wall so there are no railings
Changes to behaviour, Standing still while texting and watching where you are going.
as in the title people need to be responsible for themselves and not make other people do it for them.
I know that if i stab myself with a bread knife it's going to, at the least, hurt possibly even kill me. I don't need it engraving down the side of the blade to tell me this.
I also know that if i run down the stairs then i am significantly increasing the risk of falling down them. Again i don;t need full instructions on stair useage do and don'ts from a specially trained stair hostess before i sign the waiver to be allowed to use them. OK so i'm exgaggerating, but if we legislate for every single incident because some wasn't paying attention or not taking care of themselves this is how it would end up.
I'm truly sory this young man died and 1m is perhaps to short but the question should be why did he not see the barrier before he fell and could it have been prevented if he wasn;t concentrating on the text message?