December 15, 2008 | Dave Janney

Multiple fatality accident in Egypt

See this story:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-12/15/content_10504386.htm

Last week I published a blog about traffic safety in India; this week there has been a terrible accident in Egypt.  I’ve been to Egypt, and can tell you some of those cab rides were not fun; in fact, I feel lucky to be alive to tell about it.  For those of you traveling to developing countries, the US Department of State has good travel tips/warnings, and they sometimes include traffic safety information.  Here is the link:

http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html

Here are some excerpts about Egypt from the State Department’s site:

“Driving in Egypt, a country with one of the world’s highest rates of road fatalities per mile driven, is a challenge.”

“Public mini- and microbuses are not safe; the Embassy strongly recommends that its personnel not use them.”

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