Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Top Killer of U.S. Travelers Overseas? Traffic Accidents

"Road accidents — not terrorism, plane crashes or crime — are the No. 1 killer of healthy Americans traveling abroad, a USA TODAY analysis of the past 7½ years of State Department data shows.

About 1,820 Americans, almost a third of all Americans who died of non-natural causes while abroad, have been reported killed in road accidents in foreign countries from Jan. 1, 2003, through June 2010. On average, one American traveler dies on a foreign road every 36 hours."
Read the rest of the article in "Traffic accidents are top killer of U.S. travelers abroad", USA Today Travel, October 23, 2010.  Learn more about travel security and safety.

1 comment:

Samantha Scott said...

Hard to believe that this is true