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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Be Safe on Public Transport

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Chances are, if you’re traveling to a city or large town, you’ll be taking a ride on some form of public transport. Buses, taxis and trains make getting around on your vacation cheap and easy. But public transport is not without its hazards – how can you keep safe and prevent a claim on your travel insurance?

Keep safe on trains by moving away from a person if they are too close to you, in the train corridor or on the platform. If you’re traveling by night train, lock your compartment. If this isn’t possible, secure your locked luggage to the racks with a padlock and keep your valuables close to you.

Only take subway cars if there are plenty of other people in them and try to sit by the driver on buses. Some cities have “women-only” cars on trains and subways so use these if you are concerned about your safety. Try not to travel late at night. If you need to, wait for public transport in a well-lit area, preferably near a ticket booth or security guard.

Alert police if you feel threatened or if you have something stolen on public transport. Make sure your travel insurance is up-to-date and don’t take unnecessary risks – like taking an unlicensed cab or driving without a seat belt – that could invalidate your policy.

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