Proposed: Hand Signal to Call for Help

11Jul13

I saw a video where a young woman needed help and was not able to cry out or use something like the diver’s signal, “waving” from side to side.

It occurred to me that it could be useful to have an easy, one-hand emergency signal that a person could use unobtrusively.

There did not seem to be any official signal for this purpose, so I decided to suggest one.  Here is my suggestion:

HandSignal

It is just the little finger, by itself.  Here, it is pointing down, but that would not be necessary; it could be pointing in any direction.

For those who like symbolism, it could be said to symbolize one little person against all else.

In the U.S., the purpose of this signal would be to tell others to call 911 and report an emergency.

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