Infographic: Road Safety

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International Road Safety
Seguridad vial internacional (Spanish)

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International Road Safety

A route to avoiding a crash while abroad.

Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of healthy US citizens traveling to foreign countries.

  • Always wear seat belts and put children in car seats.
  • Ride only in marked taxis that have seat belts.
  • Be alert when crossing the street, especially in countries where people drive on the left.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Expect cars and trucks to share the road with pedestrians, bicycles, rickshaws, and animals.
  • Don't ride motorcycles. If you must ride a motorcycle, wear a helmet.
  • Know local traffic laws before you get behind the wheel.
  • When possible, avoid riding in a car in a developing country at night.
  • Avoid overcrowded, overweight, or top-heavy buses or vans.