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Questions tagged [safety]

Keeping out of danger, risk, or injury. Use with questions about people; when referring to things, use "security" instead.

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Belgium to Spain road trip through France next week. What should I be aware of considering the riots and rumours of impending revolution? [duplicate]

Next Friday, I'm going on a 3 day road trip to Spain, and then will stay there for 3 weeks. I will come back in the first week of January. The problem is that because of the Gilets Jaunes, France is ...
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Should I postpone my trip to Paris in 2nd week of Jan in light of recent protests?

I’ve a date and I really waited long to make this happen. My gifrfriend is a bit worried about the security issue in Paris. Which locals think that the media is exagerrating the issue and the issue is ...
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Stavropol City, surrounding area - Safety

This is my first time posting here. Thank you in advance to anyone who reads and comments. I have the possibility of going to Stavropol City, Russia for work. I will be staying in the city then ...
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Is it safe to leave baggage in budget hotels Rome? [closed]

I'll be staying in Italy for almost a week. I've planned to stay at a budget hotel (~40-50 EUR per day) or B&B in Rome. I'll visit other cities using train and plan to leave most of my (and ...
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Which part of a self-propelled passenger train (DMU) is safest in an accident?

My transit system (Tri-Met, metro Portland, Oregon) has the Portland & Western R. R. (more)3 run self propelled commuter coaches (diesel multiple units, DMU) on a freight line; sometimes solo, ...
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Big Bend border crossing — safe for campers?

My spouse and I are planning to camp in Big Bend National Park in late December. Meanwhile, there are lots of news stories about the "migrant caravan" heading for the US border, the troops deployed to ...
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Walking in Philadelphia, PA [closed]

My spouse and I will be visiting Philadelphia soon. Are the neighborhoods between the Amtrak Station (30th Street), The Sofitel (South 17th Street), and the various museums such as the Barnes ...
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Travel to Bali in mid November

I'm planning to Travel to Bali 16th of November this year, but since they have had Tsunami recently, i was wondering if it will be safe to travel there ? and are they any safety recommendation about ...
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Is China Southern a safe airline? [closed]

I'm booking a trip and my mother encouraged me to use Air New Zealand flights (I live in NZ) because there are fewer stopovers, I can collect airpoints, and it's an airline that has a good reputation. ...
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What self defense items are allowed in India?

I am planning on traveling with my family to India, mostly west side up to Goa, by trains and public transport. I am a firm believer that God protects those who protect themselves, hence the question. ...
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Is it safe to forward airplane ticket to third party?

I booked a flight and was issued a travel itinerary. It contains my name, booking reference, E-ticket number and some other information. For proof of absence, I need to forward this document to a ...
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How many coin cell batteries can I take on EU flight?

In mid October 2018, I’ll be taking Easyjet flight EZY5701 from TXL (Berlin) to FCO (Rome). How many CR2032 coin cells will I be allowed to take with me? Background: At Makerfaire Rome, I plan to ...
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Why can't you take a hoverboard on a plane?

As Delta Airlines' online check-in helpfully informs me Examples of Forbidden Dangerous items include paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, radiopharmaceuticals, and ...
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Is flying 60 short flights per year harmful to health due to additional radiation? [duplicate]

For the fifth year in a row I flew approximately 60 times. Most of my flights are within Europe, so an average flight is quite short (~1000 km, ~2 hours). I am concerned about negative ...
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Will it be safe to travel to Bali in November 2018? [closed]

I am a 30yr old female researcher from an asian country. My paper was recently accepted at a conference in Bali (http://iotais.org/) to be held in November. The exact venue for the conference is not ...
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Why does the Shanghai Maglev train cabin have a power bar and a portable fan? [closed]

The Wikipedia page for the Shanghai Maglev train depicts the train cabin: The power bar and portable fan (on the left) look slapdash, and makes me doubt this train's safety.
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Driving with a rental car from Larnaca to Northern Cyprus [duplicate]

I am travelling to Republic of Cyprus. I am planning to rent a car in Larnaca and travel to Northern Cyprus as well. I have called several big rental companies (Hertz, Sixt, Europcar) and learned that ...
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Why seat belts, and not five-point harnesses? [closed]

For car travel, it is mandatory in many countries that small children be strapped in carseats with a multi-point harness system. However, I have not seen such a system for adults in a normal (ie non-...
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Why are there no seat belts on trains?

Long distance trains are travelling at potentially dangerous speeds. However, I have never encountered seat belts, airbags or similar on trains at least in Central Europe, even though this is common ...
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Can I wear earplugs during take off and landing?

During a recent flight, I was asked by an attendant during take off to remove my earplugs. My question is: is it forbidden to wear earplugs during take off and landing? If so, why?
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Is Israel less safe right now (05/2018) tha the last year? [closed]

I should travel to Tel-Aviv (and stay there) for a couple weeks due to work. AFAIK it's as safe as any western country, but some people shows doubts due to the recent increase of tension with ...
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Is it safe for people of other ethnicities to visit Hungary? [closed]

I want very much to visit Budapest, but I've also been hearing a lot about the political climate under the current government, which seems hostile to foreigners and ethnic minorities. Is it safe to ...
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Safety in Tokyo and Ueda

I'm travelling to Japan in February next year. To be precise to either Kawasaki or Yokohama. Are there specific areas we should avoid for safety reasons in Tokyo and Ueda? Thanks in advance.
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Where to get travel advisories for Taiwan?

I am an Indian citizen who may travel to Taiwan in a couple of months. I have been trying to figure out travel advisories for Taiwan. Now from what little info I have been able to gather, it seems ...
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I'm a man with long hair. Am I likely to encounter harassment or other problems in Moscow?

First of all, I am really sorry if what I am asking seems prejudiced or offends someone. I really have no intension to cause any harm. I will be for a summer school in Moscow for about 3 weeks, from ...
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Can I walk around Easter Island alone at night?

I wanted to spend some time alone and I'd love to see the island outside Hanga Roa and without other tourists during the night. I know wild camping is illegal (all the island is either National Park ...
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How to protect yourself better against knife-crime in London?

We love London and we like to holiday there every year. Lately, I keep hearing about Knife-crime in London and it clearly is on the rise. We have a 4-year old child with us and I would like to ...
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As a tourist, can one rent a gun in the US? [duplicate]

A conversation this week at work reminded me of this question about buying a gun in the US, and the question was asked if instead, you could rent instead of buying? (Politics and amendments aside, ...
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How suicidal are “suicide showers?”

Some people refer to the showers commonly found in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia which have an electric heating element built into the head as "suicide showers" due to the apparent risk of ...
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Storage of important documents in Mexico

I'm going to Mexico soon on a solo trip and I want to explore the country as much as I can. One concern for me is my residence permit. I need it to come back to France (where I actually live). If I ...
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What is the easiest place to cross the US Rocky Mountains, going to Oregon, in a large truck?

I'm working on the arrangements to move my household. I will need to drive a large moving truck from Kansas to Oregon in early June. I'm concerned that driving such a large truck through the ...
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Is it currently safe to travel through Sri Lanka?

Next week I will fly to Colombo and I will travel around (Kandy, Ella, Tissa and along the south-west coast back to Colombo). I will travel by bus and train. Due to the current circumstances I am ...
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Parking options for Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ)

I am planning a short, five-day trip out of the country in mid-June, in which I will be departing and returning to Pearson. Since I will be returning late at night, I'll need to park at or near the ...
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Visting the Cape Town area under the current water crisis

We were thinking of landing in and spending 4-5 days in the Cape Town area mid-April 2018. However, due to the water shortage and possible escalation during the next weeks / months, I'm thinking we ...
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Does sunscreen/suncream stop the amount of skin tan? [closed]

I know that SPF blocks a given amount of UVA/UVB rays, so does the lack of UV rays reaching my skin mean that I won't get a tan, and if so, what's the best way to get a tan safely? For example, would ...
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I am planning to visit Iran for a week with my family but I am concerned about security after reading Trump's tweet [closed]

I am planning to visit Iran next month. Yesterday I saw Trump's tweet about time for change for Iran and I read a bit about the anti-government movement there. So, how safe a 10 day trip in Iran for ...
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What happens if the airline asks you to put carry-on luggage in the cargo hold?

It always has to be quite common for Ryanair, if the flight is booked out, that one of the carry-on gets put into the cargo hold free of charge (there is a new policy to always ask you to put the ...
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Finding a travel partner

I love to travel, and I'd like to travel with either a small group or at least with another person. The problem is, I can't find a partner for travel every time my time slot opens up. Once I met this ...
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How should I expect a non-gender-conforming woman to be received in India?

I'm going to be traveling in India for the first time alone in the near future and I'm excited to explore, but I've also seen a few questions here/articles suggesting that women should be somewhat ...
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Sleeping bus laws in Europe? [closed]

We are working on a project to set up a sleeping bus service within some European countries and between different European cities. But we are not sure about national laws related to safety belt ...
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Why do travel advisories vary so much between countries?

I'd like to visit Tamanrasset and the Hoggar Mountains (see also this question), so I was happy to see that the FCO no longer advises against travel there: Source: FCO. The Foreign and ...
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Why do cars need to leave their windows half open whilst on the Eurotunnel?

Whilst riding the Eurotunnel with a car, they ask you to keep your windows half open and also to open any sun roofs. What is the reasoning behind this? I've checked their website and FAQ and couldn't ...
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How safe it is for a dog to go through Johannesburg Airport customs?

Need to ship pure breed dog from US to Johannesburg, SA. I've heard a lot about high level of luggage theft at Johannesburg airport. Does this also apply to animals being transported? If so, is there ...
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What should I do if I get caught by corrupt police in Ukraine but never want to pay?

I'm a bit fearful of corrupt police in Ukraine, and I already read one of the great answers regarding how to avoid getting harassed by corrupt police. However, the problem is that my SIM card in ...
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Will it be safe and fun to travel to Miami during Thanksgiving 2017 after hurricane? [duplicate]

Thinking of traveling to Miami during Thanksgiving, not sure if the city will be recovered and cleaned up after all the hurricanes recently hit there.
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Passenger rights during a flight

Recently I faced an extraordinary situation during my flight inside the EU. A very large group of passengers (80% of all passengers, mostly men, probably football fans) already quite drunk during ...
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Are there places to spend the night inside San Jose Airport?

I'm planning one day visit to San Jose, California (morning to evening). I'm arriving at SJC around 11.30pm and hoping to go to the city early morning, the next day. Until that is there a place where ...
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How to escape hip-hop CD giveaway scam in New York City?

Here is a situation I encountered multiple times in New York City streets, lately. Usually at a sidewalk corner where people are likely to wait for the pedestrian crossing "walk" signal, a gang of ...
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Uber or taxi from Porto Alegre airport? [closed]

I will be arriving in Porto Alegre, Brazil this Saturday for a big 6 month adventure. I have to get from the airport to my Couchsurfing in Bela Vista, at around 3pm. I don't speak Portuguese (I can ...
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Is it safe to travel to Miami Beach shortly after hurricane Irma?

Two months ago my girl and I booked our vacation. We are from Berlin, Germany and wanted to see the U.S. Our first stop is Miami Beach at the 15th and we want to stay there for 3 days and continue to ...