Travel Guard has published their list of the most common travel related accidents and injuries.
*Renting and using vehicles such as mopeds, Segways, jet skis or scooters without proper instructions.
*Drinking alcohol: Falls cause numerous injuries, and poor judgement in any situation can lead to an accident.
*Going beyond physical limits: If your knee hurts while walking the dog, it will hurt even more on when you attempt to cover Paris in one day.
*Falling during transfers on and off the tour bus, from dock to boat, etc.
* Riding or approaching animals.
*Ignoring existing medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Getting ill. (Wash your hands, a lot.)
*Taking selfies: Watch where you walk and remember that circumventing safety measures to get better pictures can lead to injury.
*Eating exotic cuisines that can cause stomach problems. Engaging in adventurous or strenuous activities with no experience—rock-climbing, challenging hikes, zip lines.
A travel insurance policy may be very helpful if you find yourself in one of the above situation.
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