The last thing you want to do following a holiday is to get caught up in the trials and tribulations of claiming for travel accident compensation.
Post holiday blues are difficult enough without the added complications of trying to recovery from injuries suffered from accidents on holiday.
How am I most likely to suffer injuries on holiday?
One of the most common causes of people suffering injuries, and accidents abroad, is through road traffic accidents. Various alterations, including driving styles, signage, and having to travel on the other side of the road, mix together to make a potentially lethal cocktail of danger.
Of course, there are numerous advantages to sorting your own transport for your adventures abroad. For starters, it gives you a greater sense of freedom and prevents you being tied down to the timetables and schedules of others. It also makes it easier to visit places that may be ‘off the beaten track.’
The best mode of transport for this type of exploration is probably a scooter, immensely popular in exotic locations such as Thailand and the Philippines.
What do I need to consider before renting a scooter whilst on holiday?
The first thing you need to take into account before making your decision is the size of bike you are likely to want. Couples can ride together, or rent separate vehicles, while beginners or more nervous travellers are probably better off starting with a smaller vehicle.
The next thing to do is to acclimatise and familiarise yourself with the local driving laws, habits and culture. This can greatly reduce the likelihood of you being involved in scooter accidents on holiday.
Though it may initially look daunting and confusing, you will adapt to things like driving on the other side of the road quicker than you might think.
Allowing plenty of space to other road users can go a long way to keeping your adventures free of holiday accidents, and it is also particularly important to exercise caution when going around corners.
The chief advantage scooters have over other forms of transport is their adaptability. Holiday-makers can use them equally well on main roads and less-travelled tracks to really make the most of their trip.
What if I suffer scooter accidents?
If you suffer a scooter accident abroad, then Accident Advice Helpline may well be able to get you the holiday accident compensation you deserve, all on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: November 27, 2013
Author: David Brown