Driving the number 1 Safety Risk in Tunisia

Tunisia Security Update

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April 18, 2016


Greetings Expats/Travelers,
Although terrorism continues to be a top concern in Tunisia; DRIVING remains our number 1 safety RISK.
According to the latest WHO data published in may 2014 Road Traffic Accidents Deaths in Tunisia reached 2,007 or 3.75% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 18.61 per 100,000 of population ranks Tunisia #75 in the world.

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TOP 5 DRIVING SAFETY RULES 

1-Stay focused, keeping your hands on the wheel.  Concentrate on the road, keeping your hands at the 10 o’clock-2 o’clock position

2-Keep your eyes moving. Continuously look in your mirrors and scan the road ahead, checking for hazards and slowing traffic so you can anticipate problems before they develop.

3-Go with the flow. Most drivers know that speeding is a major cause of accidents, but driving too slow can be dangerous, too. Drive at speeds that most other vehicles are going.

4-Make yourself visible. Many accidents occur because drivers didn’t see the other car. There are a few simple ways to make your presence known, making the road safer for everyone. (USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS!)

5-Resist road rage. Aggressive drivers may infuriate you, but retaliating with similar tactics is dangerous. Take a proactive approach in dealing with road rage. Use these strategies in specific road-rage scenarios:

  • Tailgaters: If the driver behind you is right on your bumper, use your hands.
  • Speeders: If you see a car speeding or aggressively changing lanes behind you, stay in your lane while maintaining your speed.

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