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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
 
About Our Site

SafeTravel was formed to offer a unique reference point on travel safety tips and advice.

Travelling abroad is exciting. There's no doubt about it. Some of us spend two weeks abroad per year and the other 50 weeks thinking about them. But it's important to recognise that while it can be fun and adventurous, travelling abroad also carries risks.

Foreign travellers are seen as ripe pickings abroad for all kinds of unscrupulous people, including pickpockets, con artists and, in some countries, even terrorists.

SafeTravel aims to help you understand the challenges you might face when travelling abroad, whether you're on an extended holiday or just a brief business trip.

In the UK, you are protected by the NHS. But what if you or a family member are struck by a sudden illness while travelling, or sustain an injury when you try something a little too adventurous? Do you understand your entitlement to medical treatment abroad, if any? Do you need to arrange insurance? These are the kinds of issues our website explores.

Safe travel, of course, means not just reacting to bad things that happen but minimising the chance of them happening in the first place. Our site is packed with helpful advice which will allow you to sidestep some of the nasty situations you might face. As well as general tips and information, you'll find concrete discussion of specific locales and the risk profiles they present.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

SafeTravel was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding SafeTravel and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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Latest Comments
  • Viking
    Re: Drink Driving Limits in Europe
    this information is incorrect as Scotland has lower alcohol limit than rest of UK
    18 November 2017
  • Stomp
    Re: French Speed Limits
    Lost my licence . French coppers hidden, on private land just before end of sign for village. After a long time stuck behind a swaying french…
    11 October 2017
  • tim
    Re: French Speed Limits
    I just got hit with 4 speeding fines from our holiday this summer! I drive in France every year and this was a real shock. All under 10% over…
    6 October 2017
  • Richy
    Re: French Speed Limits
    Hey, first of all, sorry for my bad English. I just received a fine because I cross the speed limit with 1km/h. Really 1 km/h an it cost me…
    16 September 2017
  • Pete
    Re: Car Seat Safety for Baby and Child
    Is it legal for a 6 year old child to sit in front in a correct booster seat when travelling in France and Spain by car ?
    19 August 2016
  • bramhall
    Re: Drink Driving Limits in Europe
    You cannot have a scientific test for zero alcohol. That implies a calibrated measuring device which is accurate to more…
    13 August 2016
  • SafeTravel
    Re: Drink Driving Limits in Europe
    John - Your Question:I flew from Heathrow to Frankfurt today 06/05/2016. I had a glass of wine at the airport lounge in Heathrow…
    9 May 2016
  • John
    Re: Drink Driving Limits in Europe
    I flew from Heathrow to Frankfurt today 06/05/2016. I had a glass of wine at the airport lounge in Heathrow but nothing after…
    6 May 2016
  • Slowmotion000
    Re: Drink Driving Limits in Europe
    Hi. Just want to let anyone interested in BAL's, that from 1st of January 2015 in Lithuania this level is --> 0.0 mg per ml.
    30 January 2016
  • LUCIEN LOMBE MBEMBA
    Re: French Speed Limits
    THIS IS VERY GOOD FOR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UK AND FRANCE SPEED LIMITS I THINK YOU NEED MORE SIGNS FOR DIRECTIONS, MUST I USE MY GPS FOR HELP.
    23 January 2016
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