Monthly Archives: October 2015

Danger on the Roads

Driving can be the most dangerous thing you do in some countries

 

Some Scary Statistics

Road traffic deaths are the 9th leading cause of death globally.  The World Health Organization predicts they will become the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.

It doesn’t matter why you are traveling – tourist, business traveler, study abroad student or NGO volunteer – driving in some countries could be the most dangerous thing you do.

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Better 911 Access for Travelers in Other Countries

A big improvement in how you contact 911 emergency services is coming soon

 

A startup called RapidSOS is creating an app called One-Touch-911 for use in the US and other countries. The app will make it easier to communicate with emergency services, improve the ability of emergency services to locate you when you are calling from a mobile phone and provide more information to them.

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Excellent Article about Travel Health Insurance

Why would you not get it?

The Sunday, October 04, 2015 New York Times Travel Section has an excellent article about travel health insurance. Finding a Health Insurance Plan That Travels With You does a great job of explaining what you need to do and why.

I have posted several times about the importance of travel health insurance.

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