Benefits of a Global Positioning System

Another electronic device that can contribute greatly to your personal safety while traveling is a global positioning satellite (GPS) system. Although they’re more expensive than cell phones, they too are getting more inexpensive all the time, and are much cheaper than they were even a few years ago. If you’re not familiar with these, they have a map display that incorporates all the areas of the country, right down to the individual streets. You can use them to plan your trip so you don’t get lost, and the satellite tracking system shows you exactly where you are at all times, as well as how to get from there to your desired location. Some systems fit right into your dash, or you can buy one that works off of your notebook computer. The dashboard system is the best, as you can consult it while driving, but the notebook computer ones are generally cheaper. Either way, a GPS system is an excellent investment in your personal safety. If you’ve ever gotten off on the wrong exit late at night, you know how helpful they can be.

SHORTCUTS TO TRAVEL SAFETY ARTICLES:

Travel Safety And General Nuisances
Travel Safety And Getting Ripped Off
Travel Safety And Going Off The Beaten Path
Travel Safety And Skiing And Snowboarding Safety
Travel Safety And Your Home
Travel Safety And Your Valuables
Personal Safety While Traveling
Travel Safety: The Car
Travel Safety: Benefits of a Cell Phone
Travel Safety: Benefits of a Global Positioning System
Travel Safety: Lodging
Travel Safety: Safety in the Hotel
Hotel Safety: Elevators and Stairwells
Tips for Safe International Travel
Utilizing News Sources to Stay Informed