Funnelweb Spider safety in Sydney and Austraila
Probably most people have heard of
dangerous and scary things one might come across when travelling in
Australia. However it's important for our Cheap Sydney accommodation visitors to keep things in perspective. There are highly publicised dangers like:
- Deadly "Sea Wasp" box jellyfish
- Venomous Snakes
- The deadly "Sydney Funnel-Web spider"
However, in fact, these animals occur only in certain areas and, for example, most Sydneysiders would never have seen a Sydney Funnelweb spider except on TV or on display. Particularly in the inner-city areas Funnelwebs cannot be found. In the centuries before anti-venene was available, a few people did receive fatal bites however now there is anti-venom treatment available.
While its sensible for cheap Sydney accommodation visitors to be aware of these creatures in their natural habitats, some other more common hazards are worth keeping in mind.
To put things in perspective, cheap Sydney accommodation visitors should consider the following government statistics:
Accidental causes of fatality in Austrailia
- Spider bite...................4 (Very few people are bitten by Sydney Funnelwebs or other Spiders!)
- Crocodile attack............8
- Shark attack.................11
- Snake bite...................28
- Hornet, bee, wasp..........31
- The total
- of all above!!!!!!!!.......82
- compared to
- PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT......4973
So you can see that the most important time for cheap accomodation Australia visitors to take care is simply when crossing the road.
Yes that's correct. There is 4973/82=60 (SIXTY!) times more
risk from crossing the street than from all the hazards listed above.
In other words, of every 100 people
who died in Australia from any of the causes listed above, 98.4%
were involved in an accident crossing the street!
If you are a cheap accomodation Australia visitor, and especially if the traffic in your
home city drives on the right hand side of the road, you need to take much more care than your average traffic-wise
This is because in Sydney and
Australia, we drive on the left hand side.
When crossing the street in Sydney and Australia, your natural
instinct and ingrained habits will prompt you to check the traffic
the same way you always do at home before stepping onto the
But in Sydney Australia where we drive on the opposite side of the street, the speeding cars and trucks will be coming from the opposite direction to what you are used to, and your habitual way of looking for approaching traffic will be in the wrong direction. This is how an accident can easily happen.
To cross safely, first look to the right, then look to the left and then look to the right again.
Give this your full attention before you arrive in Australia and throughout your stay at cheap accomodation Australia so you will be prepared to cross safely.
All of us, staff and management at Australian Sunrise Lodge, wish a safe and enjoyable visit to Sydney to all our accomodation guests, so in the interests of road safety, please remember:
look to the right, look to the left and look to the right again, before stepping
onto the road
in Sydney and in all Australian states.
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