Here’s How To Avoid Road Accidents

 

wreck on K Ave

To avoid accidents on the road, we should drive in our most careful manner.  Road accidents happen every hour every day and we do not want that to happen to us.  It just just don’t get it why some people get involved with a wreck on the road.  It doesn’t make sense to me at all.

The above photo was taken when me and my daughter was leaving the Asian Market yesterday. I heard a loud BAM! But I didn’t pay attention to look where that came from because I bumped into a friend in the parking lot.  Then I hear sirens.  Still I didn’t pay attention.  So then when we were pulling out of the parking lot, I saw a car on it’s side. Behind it is another car with the front bumper badly ruined.  That’s just ridiculous!  The speed limit on that road is 40 miles per hour.  How come there would be a wreck this bad?  Horrible.

My husband always tell me to be very careful driving.  Texting while driving IS NOT allowed.  I myself had an experience when I was replying to a text message and almost ran onto a curb.  That was scary.  Some people just don’t care.  They are very confident doing it even though they know it’s dangerous.  If we care about ourselves and the passengers inside our vehicles, we should exercise caution and pay attention on the road.

Whatever the reasons why that wreck happened, I hope there’s no life taken.  And I hope there will be no more.

Three Simple Tips to Keep Valuables Safe While Traveling

bar in the pool

Vacation should be a time to leave all your cares behind. Whether you are relaxing on a beach or sightseeing in a new city, you want to clear your mind and enjoy your time off. However, you always should have a few things in mind besides your tan or the train schedule, such as keeping your valuables secure. You can avoid being a victim of theft and still enjoy your travels with three basic tips. Remember to do your research, keep your valuables close, and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Research Your Destination

You probably are researching the best restaurants and transportation options for tourists at your travel destination, so take a few minutes and research a subject that is just as important. Find out what areas of the city you will visit are known for theft. Make sure that the hotel you have chosen does not have a high rate of reported room break-ins. Look for news stories about pickpockets or muggings; any of the locations repeatedly mentioned in those articles are places you will want to visit with caution or avoid completely, if possible.

Take Valuables With You

It may sound obvious that it is necessary to keep your belongings with you at all times, but it is actually quite common for tourists to forget this tip. Do not leave jewelry or passports in hotel drawers or in a rental car. If you must leave your purse or backpack at a restaurant table or on the beach, make sure someone in your group stays with them. Be sure that you keep your bags close to your body. Don’t allow any open purses or unzipped backpack pockets to be temptations for a criminal. It’s a good idea to invest in bags with extra security built in, such as Magellan’s VaultPro collection. Bags with reinforced straps and zippers that latch will make it difficult for thieves to easily access your valuables.

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Keep Your Eyes on Your Surroundings

Even with excellent research, traveling will require you to venture into unknown areas. Some places may seem safe but will make you an easy target for theft, no matter how close you can keep your valuables. Thieves know that tourist areas will be busy and that close contact with other people will not surprise you while crowding in front of a famous attraction or in a long line. These situations make it easy for a pickpocket to bump into you and grab your wallet or your passport. Don’t let anyone get too close, even in a crowd, and be sure to observe other people. Anyone who is not looking at the attractions at all is probably not there for the same reason as you. You might forget to observe the crowd when trying to get the perfect family picture or focusing on a waterfall, but it is important to keep a small part of your thoughts on your surroundings.

Keeping your valuables in your thoughts will be worth it if you are able to enjoy a vacation without becoming a victim of theft. Research, secure bags, and mindfulness will help you prevent an otherwise pleasant vacation from being disrupted by loss. So be sure to follow these simple tips and experience your trip the way it was meant to be, as a fun and relaxing break from everyday life.

Self-Defense And Traveling

As a traveler, I don’t mind carrying an object for self-defense.  You see, my family and I go to new places for weekend trips or even for long vacations.  We stay in hotels or resorts.  We do carry a self-defense object but it doesn’t have to be a gun.  Personally, I don’t agree in carrying guns all the time.  To me, it should stay in the home.

But some people carry guns all the time.  Sad to say, others are not responsible enough.  I don’t think they should be approved to own one.  And this has become a very big issue.

Gun control is one of the most controversial topics in U.S. politics. There are plenty of groups that advocate the right to bear arms in this country. The truth is that there are plenty of legitimate reasons for law abiding American citizens to own firearms. Pro gun activists often try to convince the public that there are benefits to gun ownership. First and foremost, gun supporters argue that the best method of self defense is to use firearms. Americans should not have to give up their rights to defend themselves just because some insane criminals go on shooting sprees in public places.

Responsible gun owners often store their weapons in safes and vaults that cannot be accessed by anyone but the owners. Gun locks are also used to disable triggers in case pistols and rifles fall into the wrong hands. Pro gun advocates support the retail business of firearms in the United States. Citizens should have the chance to create a small arsenal that is used purely for self defense and recreational hunting. These days, it is easy to purchase accessories and replacement parts for guns, especially hand pistols. For example, magazine clips, grips and spring loaders may all be purchased online.

Websites that sell gun parts may have a click here button that redirects to a catalog full of listings for pistols, rifles and shotguns. Shipping policies may be restricted according to state laws. Therefore, consumers should check their local regulations on gun control before shopping online for parts.

Yes we have the right to own something that will help us defend ourselves from bad people around.  That right shouldn’t be abused either.  In traveling and going to public places, guns should be prohibited.  That’s my opinion.