Are fun flight safety videos the answer?

In my performance systems analysis class we talked about a problem: Airline passengers don’t know what to do in an emergency. It seems that when it’s time to evacuate a plane, many passengers perform poorly. This may be caused by passengers not watching safety videos. Maybe.

I haven’t seen any evidence that the safety videos are actually effective training tools. Will passengers who pay attention tot he videos perform well during emergencies?

Airlines think so and are working hard to make sure people watch their safety videos:

Virgin America:

Air New Zealand:

What do you think? Are fun safety videos going to improve passenger performance in an emergency?

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