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  • Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Drive Safe Abroad

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Did you know that every year over one million people are killed in road accidents globally? Sobering statistics from the U.S. Department of State reveal hundreds of U.S citizens are injured or killed on the roads, either in a car or as a pedestrian. How do you stop being a statistic when abroad? What safety measures can you take behind the wheel?

Always buckle up – other drivers may not be paying attention to this safety feature but you should always use a seat belt. As well as helping prevent major injury or death, using a seat belt helps you avoid fines in some countries.

Stick to quieter roads while you get used to driving in a different place, particularly if drivers drive on the left side of the road. Make sure you’ve planned your route in advance and have a good road map or navigation system. Take note of local driving customs, like honking the horn before going round a sharp bend.

One essential for drivers to think about is international travel insurance. If the worst happens and you are involved in an auto accident, international travel insurance will take care of paying for emergency hospital treatment and medical bills that could be sky-high.

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