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Accident Avoidance

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death and injury among travelers. Follow these steps to stay safe:


  • Use safety belts while riding in a car.
  • Use helmets and child safety seats. Bring them with you on your trip.
  • Rent larger and newer vehicles.
  • Ride only in marked taxis (rear seat is safer).
  • Be alert in crossing streets. Look right first in countries that drive on the left.
  • Avoid driving at night, especially in rural areas.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol.
  • Carry your cell phone with you at all times. Know local emergency contact numbers and preset your phone to 911-equivalent number at your destination.
  • Avoid flying in local, unscheduled small aircraft.