Accident Avoidance

Travel Clinics of America - Travel AccidentsTraffic accidents are the leading cause of death and injury among travelers.

  • Use safety belts while riding in a car.

  • Use helmets and child safety seats. Bring them with you.

  • 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.

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