Infographic: Road Safety - 8 Simple Steps

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International Road Safety

Road-related accidents are the #1 cause of preventable death in healthy US travelers.

Costly Mistake: Nearly half of medical evacuations back to the United States are the result of a car crash. A medical evacuation can cost more than $100,000.

A staggering 25,000 deaths resulting from vehicle-related accidents are tourists.

Don't be another statistic. Eight simple steps to minimize your risk:

  1. Always wear a seat belt and put children in car seats.
  2. When possible, avoid riding in a car in a developing country at night.
  3. Don't ride motorcycles. If you must ride a motorcycle, wear a helmet.
  4. Know local traffic laws before you get behind the wheel.
  5. Don't drink and drive.
  6. Ride only in marked taxis with seatbelts.
  7. Be alert when crossing the street, especially in countries where people drive on the left.
  8. Avoid overcrowded, overweight, or top-heavy buses or vans.