Tips For Safe Travels This Season

Tips For Safe Travels This Season

September 4, 2018 | Personal Injury

There are few things as wonderful and memorable and taking a trip together with family or friends. The adventure of travel is special for many, but as we leave the comfort and familiarity of our homes and neighborhoods we are stepping into a certain level of unknown. It is important to know how to stay safe while traveling this season, no matter how near or far your travels take you and no matter the mode of transportation you choose:

 

By Car

One of the most common ways to get from point A to point B is in a traditional vehicle like a car or truck. Here are some simple tips to keep you safe while traveling on the highways and back roads:

  • Always wear your seatbelt; this goes for everyone including the driver and passengers
  • Children must be in a car seat or booster seat unless they are big enough to not need one
  • Keep a supply of food and water in the car at all times in case of a breakdown in an isolated area
  • Make sure there is a first aid kit in case someone gets hurt while traveling
  • Check the spare tire before heading out and make sure you have basic tools like jumper cables too

 

By Plane

The most popular mode of travel for long distance trips, plane flights can be fun and exciting but also stressful. Here are some simple tips to keep you safe during your airport travels:

  • Ensure everyone has a carry on with snacks, drinks, games, books, ect for the flight
  • Make sure the family knows an emergency plan of what to do if someone gets separated in the airport
  • Arrive plenty early to allow for an easier time through security and walking to the gate
  • Review the flight plan with the family so everyone knows what to expect during their travels
  • Keep IDs, passports, and tickets in an easy to reach place at all times

 

By Boat

Many families enjoy cruises, both short and long, and traveling by boat is a very relaxing way to vacation.  Here are some simple tips keep you safe while out riding the waves on the high seas:

  • Make sure family members know how to swim and if not ensure they always have a life preserver on
  • Have a first aid kit to take care of minor injuries or to deal with the inevitable seasickness
  • Set up a time and place for the family to check in several times throughout the day to touch base
  • Get plenty of rest and be careful of what you eat and drink when ashore to avoid illnesses
  • Follow all orders given by the crew, especially in the event of inclement weather

 

By Train

One of the older methods of travel, many people still enjoy the relaxing ride along the rails on a train ride. Here are some simple tips to keep you safe while you ride the rails:

  • Be sure to double check all destinations and stops along the way to make sure you get off on time
  • Use care when walking along the train cars and don’t wander anywhere you are not supposed to be
  • Keep an eye on your possessions, especially if you are not in a private room for overnight trips
  • Use care when getting on and off the train at destination stops and watch your step on the platforms
  • Keep tickets, ID’s and other important papers on your person at all times

 

By Bus

A popular way to travel longer distance without the high price of a flight bus travel is still fairly popular today. Here are some simple tips to keep you safe while you take a bus trip:

  • Try not to get up and walk around too much during the drive when the bus is moving
  • Be careful getting bags from overhead compartments as they can shift and fall out
  • Make sure you know when you need to get off at a destination stop and keep everyone together
  • Be sure everyone knows when to meet up to catch the next bus after a destination stop
  • Try and get sleep as much as you can during overnight trips so you don’t get worn out too easily

 

By RV

Millions of people across the country travel the road and highways in RVs and they make vacation time extra special. Here are some simple tips to keep you safe while enjoying your RV:

  • Double check that you have supplies enough for the trip an then some extra in case of an emergency
  • Be sure you know where you are going and where you will be stopping each time
  • Use care when traveling remote areas that are not well traveled or that might not have phone signal
  • Pack all medicines and supplies as well as first aid kits as well as IDs for everyone and contact info
  • Keep an eye on the gas tank and always carry extra fuel with you if at all possible

 

By Bike

Usually saved for short trips, biking is still a great way to get around from place to place within a town or region. Here are some simple tips to keep you safe while enjoying the sights on your bike:

  • Do a safety check before you head out to make sure your bike is in safe working order
  • Make sure someone knows where you are going, where you are staying, and when you will return
  • Wear a helmet at all times as well as reflective gear and safety pads anytime you are riding
  • Avoid riding in inclement weather if at all possible and use extreme caution if it can’t be avoided
  • Have an emergency plan in mind of what to do if something happens while you are riding alone

 

By Foot

The oldest method of transportation is also the most common as walking will always get you from here to there. Here are some simple tips to keep you safe while you are out and about:

  • Always walk with a buddy if at all possible and avoid walking at night alone
  • If you must walk alone, remain alert and know where you are going and what path you need to take
  • Try not to have any obvious valuables on your person so you are not seen as a target
  • Have your keys in your hand before you reach your car or home so you can get safety inside
  • Never go to your destination if you’re being followed- instead head to a large public area for help

 

Vacations with friends and family are meant to be a fun and enjoyable time. And with these travel tips you next adventure can be a fun and safe one!

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