Annually, more than 40,000 people lose their life in automobile accidents each year. Another two million suffer disabling injuries. These startling statistics are from the National Safety Council. The amount of casualties could be reduced if more people learned to drive defensively.No matter how careful or a skilled driver you are, high speeds, impaired or careless drivers, and not using occupant restraints correctly or not at all, threatens each person on the road. We have all heard the term to drive defensively. This means that you take responsibility for yourself and your actions and in addition, you are always aware of the other driver's actions.Below are some driving tips from the National Safety Council to help reduce risks on the road.Do not start the engine without securing each passenger in the car, including children and pets. Safety belts save thousands of lives each year! Lock all doors.Remember that driving too fast or too slow can increase the likelihood of collisions.Do not kid yourself. If you plan to drink, designate a driver who will not drink. Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all fatal motor vehicle crashes.Be alert! If you notice that a car is straddling the centerline, weaving, making wide turns, stopping abruptly, or responding slowly to traffic signals, the driver may be impaired.Avoid an impaired driver by turning right at the nearest corner or exiting at the nearest exit. If it appears that an oncoming car is crossing into your lane, pull over to the roadside, sound the horn and flash your lights.Notify the police immediately after seeing a motorist who is driving suspiciously.Follow the rules of the road. Do not contest the "right of way" or try to race another car during a merge. Be respectful of other motorists.Do not follow too closely. Always use a "three-second following distance" or a "three-second plus following distance."While driving, be cautious, aware, and responsible.Following these common sense suggestions, you will be sure to have a safer ride in your car, as well as the safety of others on the road.
Olu Deniz is a small resort village, about 9 miles to the south of Fethiye, on the Aegean Coast in the South West of Turkey. Scenery here is out of this world. Beaches and sea are very clean. The natural lagoon of Olu Deniz, the 'Blue lagoon', and the beaches are described by some as the Blue Paradise - Gods gift to the world. The lagoon with its calm, clear waters, in shades of turquoise and aquamarine, is one of the most picturesque sights in Turkey. The beaches at Olu Deniz are one of the most photographed ones in Europe. Due to its outstanding natural beauty, this beach is declared a part of national conservation project and it is protected from any building and developments activity. It is rated among the top five beaches in the world by Travelers and Tourism Journals alike. Olu Deniz with its lagoon and beaches surrounded by mountains is one of the most stunning resorts in the Mediterranean. The resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views, and the Baba Dag mountains exceptional height. A half an hour drive to the summit of Babadağ and you have the opportunity to fly, do paragliding; and you will land softly on Belcekız Beach. Babadağ and Belcekız are becoming major paragliding centre. There really is something for everyone, from water sports to paragliding off the mountains which is a sight to behold. The weather is superb and you can swim in the natural lagoon behind the beach ten months of the year. The main Belcekiz beach fronts a number of cafes and bars. Most of them serve excellent traditional Turkish cuisine like Turkish mixed grill and lamb casserole. There are lots of shops selling gifts and traditional Turkish items. Get there about seven when the sun is setting and all the paragliders are out; you get some amazing pictures. The Help Beach Bar is great for afternoon lunches and cocktails, has a really chilled laid back beach bum feel to it.The nightlife is varied and wide spread, but relaxed and cosmopolitan, excellent eateries! If you want a wider choice of eateries, nightlife and shopping head up the hill to Hisaronu where prices are cheaper, and just wait for the fabulous view on the way back down to Olu Deniz. The local people are extremely helpful and friendly and very genuine. There are many good hotels serving the tourists here. One of the good hotels is the Sun City Palace Hotel which is about 50 miles from Dalaman airport. This Hotel will appeal to all beach lovers looking for a laid back holiday amidst beautiful surroundings. The Hotel Sun City is well located in central Olu Deniz. The hotel has spacious air conditioned single and double bedrooms. All rooms are provided with modern amenities such as bathroom/shower, WC, satellite TV, telephone, fridge and hairdryer. The main restaurant serves buffet style meals, and a self service poolside bar serves drinks and snacks. The hotel has provision for entertainment and sports, etc. for the guests. The hotel has an outdoor pool with sun terrace. There are plenty of activities for children with a separate childrens pool; there is also a childrens playground and childrens club. The hotel has its own Turkish bath, Sauna, & TV room. There is also an indoor pool.
Dubai is a city built for tourism all around the year with excellent hotels, resorts, shopping and places to visit. In this article you'll read a little about the top three attractions that you can visit on your Dubai holiday.Dubai CreekAt the Dubai Creek visitors can take a small water taxi, called abra, allowing them to see the old trading port and the dhows from the water. The Creek is a natural sea water inlet, and it cuts through the center of the city, this is a historical part of the city. By taking a cruise to Al-Maktoum you will pass many landmarks, both historic and modern. A leisure walk round the walk will impress with a pitoresque glimpse at Dubai's trading history.BastakiyaCurious about the way people were keeping their houses cool in the days before electricity and air conditioning? Then Bastakiya is the place to visit, this district is a step back in time with it's houses cooled by wind towers. Dubai was famous for these wind towers that were aligned on both sides of the creek. Even today, the narrow lanes are showing the distinctive Arabian architecture that is a popular tourist attraction marked for development.SouksThese are the traditional markets of Dubai and they are very popular for bargain hunters but sightseers and photographers enjoy them too. The gold souk is the most famous of them, here the streets are full of shops were anything golden can be found at low prices even, rings, bars, and elaborate necklaces. The traditional spice souk has tiny lanes scented with sacks of cinnamon, incense, spices, and dried fruits. Also the modern fish souk bustles with activity but smells in this area are of a more unpleasant nature. On the other streets you can find everything from carpets to traditional pieces or loaves of bread.These three are not the only attractive objectives in Dubai, many others are available like the Grand Mosque, the Wild Wadi and many others that can make you holiday in Dubai a very interesting one.
With forethought and a little imagination your camping trip can be very enjoyable and a bit of an adventure. Before I go off on holiday I always have a practice in my garden and make sure I can remember how to put my tent up. When my tent is erected this also gives me the chance to check that all the pieces are there and in good working order and I can also make sure my tent is waterproof. If I have bought a new tent then this will give me the chance to familiarise myself with it before I venture out. Just think how embarrassed I would feel if I arrived at my beautiful destination and didnt know how to assemble my holiday accommodation!When I have chosen my destination and found my camping site I think facilities, do I want to have them readily available or do I want to rough it. If I were a happy hiker and carrying my tent and equipment in a rucksack then depending on where I stopped for the night I may have to forgo some of lifes little creature comforts. I would also be limited to how much I can physically carry so I would have to remember to take this into account when packing.If I were travelling by car or van then obviously I can take more equipment and can travel further afield. There are many organised camping sites available world-wide. They vary from basic sites with water and toilet facilities to ones that also include a swimming pool, shops, restaurants and entertainment. Costs will vary immensely so I always weigh up my options before I decide. Do I want peace and quiet and open spaces, basic facilities or a more sociable and busy holiday full of entertainment, the choice is mine.I really do think it is a good idea to make a list before I embark on any trip. For camping you really do need to remember the basics. A drinking vessel, water, plate, cutlery, pot for cooking and heating water in, a torch and of course a warm sleeping bag are a definite must as is the one thing most people forget a can opener! On a personal level, I always think it is also a good idea to take along my own toilet roll. A camping bed or blow up bed are also a must so that I can hopefully have a good nights sleep off the lumpy ground. I also take warm clothes even if I am travelling in the summer as night time can be decidedly chilly in a tent.Normally when camping I cater for myself so I obviously will need some sort of cooker. I could by a small gas or petrol stove and can choose between single ringed stoves or larger double ringed cookers. It may take skill and ingenuity to cook a three course meal on them but they will do the job of heating or cooking my basic food. Opting for nostalgia and lighting a fire is always a last resort as my surroundings might be dry and a spark could easily set dry undergrowth alight. Apart from the safety aspect fuel would have to be collected for the fire, not easy if there are no old branches or pieces of wood in the near vicinity.Careful thought goes into what food to take. If I only have one cooking ring then there is no point in taking food which needs to be oven cooked! Unless I can buy fresh food daily then tinned food is ideal as I wont have a fridge to keep perishable food in.Most importantly remember to do as I do and leave my camping site as I would wish to find it, clean and tidy, I remove all my rubbish and leave it looking as if I was never there.
Air traveling can be an exciting experience for many but it does have its own challenges and risks. Moreover, the aircraft ambience and different factors associated with air traveling can cause anxiety among the passengers. The article throws a light on a number of safety issues thereby helping you to make your trip safer. Most accidents generally take place during the take off and landing phase of flight. For that reason, it is always suggested to fly nonstop routings on larger aircraft. It can bring a great drop in exposure to the major accident-prone phases of flight. Seatbelts are the best protection against a crash or collision. They hold you in place in so preventing your body and head from being thrown away if the plane encounters unexpected turbulences. Therefore, always keep your seat belts fastened for that extra protection. Ensuring the safety of passengers and aiding them in an hour of emergency is undeniably the chief responsibility of the flight attendants. Thus, always listen to your flight attendants. Avoid handling the hot drinks by yourself. You may ask your flight attendant to help you with the servings. They are fully trained in handling drinks like tea and coffee in a busy aisle on a moving plane. And of course, you are required to follow the instructions outlined by your flight crew especially in an emergency situation like precautionary emergency evacuation. The atmosphere within the aircraft cabins is generally pressurized. Since, the air is thin at altitude, it results in lack of oxygen and the gas present in our body cavities begins to expand. At such times, excess drinking can be quite dangerous on flight. Further, it can encourage you to act in ways that are considered as out of character and may lead to significant stress. Use rules of moderations when planning to consume alcohol. Traveling along with the kids puts extra demands on guardians to ensure their security. Always have those things on hand that are necessitating meeting special needs of your child. You may use a child restraint system for your precious one. Suggested by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, these designed systems are apt for children less than 40 pounds. Finally yet importantly, never allow your child to wander way into the restricted areas like galleys. It is always recommendable to keep supervising your child all the time on flight. Paying thought to baggage restrictions will be helpful regarding to your safety. No passenger is allowed to bring any kind of hazardous material into the flight unless allowed by the airline authority. When traveling by air, wear the clothes that allow freedom of movement. Nearly all the airlines are pretty good in taking care of the passengers standard dietary preferences. But, if you have any food allergies, you are perhaps the safest carrying your own food. Be cautious of the kinds of electronic devices you are and are not allowed to use during the flight. In case, you are not certain about the rules, consult either your crew member or flight attendants. Although, there are several attendants present on the aircraft that could do to remedy a situation but you have to help them out. After all, your safety is in your hands!!! Author:- Somya Aggarwalwww.cheapoair.com