New York is one of the world’s most iconic cities and it tops many people’s lists of places they would like to visit. If you’re gearing up for a trip to the Big Apple and you’re busily planning your itinerary, here are some safety tips to help you stay safe and avoid travel accidents on the subway:
Subway safety tips
The subway is a quick and easy way to cover a lot of ground and ensure that you get to see everything New York has to offer. Once you get used to using the subway, you’ll probably find it very easy, but it may take you a few trips to get the hang of it. Travelling on the subway is usually safe, but there are some considerations to take on board to help to reduce the risk of holiday accidents, such as slips, trips and falls and avoid being a target for thieves:
- plan your route in advance
- ask for assistance if you’re not sure which line or stop you need or you’re having trouble working out which ticket to buy
- wear suitable footwear, as a lot of walking is involved
- avoid travelling alone, especially at night
- leave valuables at your hotel in the safe; avoid carrying a large sum of cash with you
- take extra care when climbing stairs or using escalators
- look out for slip and trip obstructions, such as bags and litter and warning signs, which tell you about hidden steps or slippery floors
- alert stewards to unattended bags
- keep well back from the platform edge
Can I claim for an accident on the subway?
If you’ve been injured abroad and you have evidence to confirm that you were not at fault, you may wish to consider claiming travel accident compensation. If you’ve been injured overseas in the last 3 years and you have proof to support your holiday accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you have a viable personal injury claim and see how much your claim could be worth.
Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 and has an outstanding reputation for providing a reliable, professional service, which enables consumers to claim the compensation they deserve with minimal stress or fuss. Call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to an advisor or visit our website to take the 30-second eligibility test.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice