One of the top retirement goals for many is travel. As many as 1.5 million so called "snowbirds" travel to the Southern United States during the winter. With summer just around the corner, thoughts turn to travel within our borders, too. The Canada Safety Council states that a few simple precautions can help ensure a safe, healthy and enjoyable trip any time of the year.
If driving, travel during daylight hours and avoid rush hour traffic. Older drivers have more collisions per kilometer driven, so make sure you are ready for the driving task. Medications can affect driving skills. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication if you will be driving.
Impaired driving is a major cause of fatalities and injuries on North American highways. The consequences can follow you, your loved ones and your victims for life. Never, never, never drink and drive!
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recommends these precautions:
Tourists can be easy targets because they often carry valuables. Make yourself a less attractive target by:
Wear sunscreen - According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, over 60,000 Canadians develop skin cancer each year. The good news is that skin cancer is almost totally preventable:
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