Weekly Comegetchu Tip 51

Travelling any time soon?

These are basic travel tips that you should take heed of in order to ensure your safety, security and enjoyment during your travels –

  • Make responsible travel decisions beforehand and during your travels.
  • Choose the safest mode of transportation in each destination. Be warned that in most places, the local, less expensive, “exotic” forms of transportation often have poor safety measures.
  • Be certain that your insurance covers travel emergencies or obtain additional insurance.
  • Avoid night road travel in countries with poor safety records and/or mountainous terrain.
  • Familiarize yourself with the unwritten local “road culture” and road regulations.
  • Learn about seasonal hazards and local holidays when road crash rates are higher.
  • Carry a mobile phone and key contact information for emergencies.
  • Obtain the name of a reputable physician and medical facility.
  • Use seatbelts and child safety seats.
  • Do not hitchhike.
  • Do not drive after consuming alcohol, when fatigued, or while using a mobile phone.

Your safety and that of your loved ones should always be a priority therefore, every precautionary measure to minimise the risk of injury and / or loss of life should be applied.