If you read the papers, you may be a little worried about flying. With missing planes and flying accidents hitting the headlines in recent months, you could be forgiven for thinking that flying in the modern age is dangerous. However, you should feel reassured by the statistics on safety. Flying is in fact the safest mode of transport; meaning there’s a lower risk of travel accidents associated with flying than any other mode of transport.
Why flying is the safest mode of transport
Horror stories in the media have got many of us feeling a little uneasy about jetting off to exotic destinations this summer. When you read tales of planes going missing or falling out of the sky, it’s understandable to feel alarmed.
It’s important to understand that flying is the safest mode of transport. You often hear people saying that you’re much more likely to get hit by a bus. It’s not the cheeriest thought, but it is true. Statistically, flying is the safest mode of transport.
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority, cited by the Telegraph, show that the fatality rate per billion kilometres travelled is much lower for flying than any other mode of transport.
The figure is just 0.003 compared to 2.57 for travelling by car, 34.6 for cycling and 106.67 for travelling by motorbike. You may feel apprehensive about flying, but you should take peace of mind from the facts. The figures show in no uncertain terms that flying is the safest mode of transport.
Claiming compensation for a travel accident
Flying accidents are incredibly uncommon. Flying is the safest mode of transport, but accidents can happen.
If you’ve been involved in a plane accident, or you’ve sustained travel injuries as a result of an accident overseas, why not call Accident Advice helpline for expert advice on making a claim for travel accident compensation.
Compensation could help you to cover the cost of unexpected transport and accommodation fees and medical costs if you’ve been injured abroad.
We have more than 15 years of experience in handing holiday accident claims. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, and we pride ourselves on delivering a professional, efficient service for our clients. We are able to carry out consultations over the phone, and the majority of our clients never have to go through court proceedings.
If you’d like to find out about making a travel accident claim, call us now on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice