When you take a trip, it’s pretty rare that you’re going to be able to get from your home to your final destination and not have to drive or fly to other places throughout the rest of your trip. During this time of transit, you open yourself up to more potential danger than you might be aware of. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to ensure that you are keeping yourself and the rest of your party as safe as possible. To show you how to do this, here are three ways to be safer in-transit when traveling abroad.
Try To Dress Conservatively
Depending on what part of the world you’re traveling to, it might be very important for you to dress a certain way as to not draw too much unwanted attention to yourself. But in certain situations, this might be challenging for you to do. For example, Stephanie Be, a contributor to the Huffington Post, shares that if you’re headed to a club or event with friends and want to dress comfortably for yourself but don’t know how those you’ll be traveling with will react in public transportation, it’s best to cover yourself up and dress conservatively until you’re able to get to your destination. This will help from you getting harassed or assaulted while hailing a cab or riding the bus or train.
Pick The Safest Route
To get to where you want to be, there are likely multiple ways for you to arrive there. And while you might be wanting to save money in any way you can while traveling, it’s still important that you’re able to take the safest route to wherever you want to go. According to TravelInsuranceReview.net, this means checking for roadblocks, weather conditions, or a likely occurrence of carjackings. You also don’t want to travel on a dangerous road where a lot of car or truck accidents occur, so you can keep this from happening to you.
Keep Off The Roads At Night
If you’re traveling to a country that isn’t very developed, Lloyd Figgins, a contributor to The Telegraph, recommends that you try to stay off the roads during the nighttime hours. Chances of you getting into some kind of accident, either in a car or as a pedestrian, are increased once the sun goes down. This is because many developing countries don’t have street lights or mandatory lights on their cars so they can see and be seen. And since that last thing you want on your travels is to get injured in some type of accident, it’s best to just stay off the roads during this time.
To help you have a safe and fun trip abroad, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you avoid danger when in-transit.