What do you think is the best and most safest way of transportation?

United States
November 22, 2011 5:05pm CST
I've had some friends tell me they are scared of going on airplanes because of 9/11. They think that their airplane will either have terrorists or have a crash. Some other friends told me they don't like to travel by cruise ships because of what happened with the Titanic. I personally like trains because there's plenty of space and comfort. It's also convenient because unlike the airplane it doesn't hurt your ears when it's about to land. Tell me what do you prefer and why?
11 responses
@inedible (771)
• Singapore
23 Nov 11
Best? Space shuttles. They're not very safe and not the least bit useful for commuting to work (unless you work in space!), but they're the best because SPAAAAAAAACE! Safest? Probably cars. Less chance of being robbed at knifepoint compared to walking, higher chance of surviving a collision with motorcycles or bicycles, lower chance of being hijacked compared to planes, lower chance of breaking up in atmosphere compared to space shuttles.
• United States
23 Nov 11
Picking between car and space shuttle, I would go with space shuttle. Best way to make an entrance to anywhere. "Hey dude, sorry I'm late, I'm having trouble finding a parking spot for my space shuttle." Yes, definitely the best.
@inedible (771)
• Singapore
23 Nov 11
Truth. But the fuel and maintenance costs would be a bit too much for daily use. You'd need to save it for those special occasions when you really need to impress someone.
• United States
23 Nov 11
I figure that if I could afford the space shuttle and the lessons to pilot it in the first place, I'd probably have enough extra money floating around to keep it filled up and maintained.
@brownny (66)
• China
23 Nov 11
for me the safest way is walking even though that i will take time ps: i do like train too
• United States
23 Nov 11
With walking it's kind of dangerous, especially in the nights. You could get raped, stabbed, shot, lost, kidnapped, etc. But in the morning it's not so bad because you can't really get in trouble unless you're not looking where you're going.
• China
23 Nov 11
hehe o you are girl yes on ps i said i like train too, the safest way of transportation mthere no one just need to be safe
• United States
26 Nov 11
Yep, just got to pay attention, follow safety rules, and everyone should be fine. But some people just don't want to listen and get themselves and other people in danger.
@maximax8 (27954)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov 11
I believe that trains are the safest way to travel in most countries. They run on a rail and have lots of space for passengers. They are comfortable to travel on whether it is day or night. If a train crashes usually there are many survivors. Car crashes happen very often and there are some dangerous drivers on the road. Coaches can crash and my aunt plus uncle experienced that in Austria. I think seat belts should be available in all transport for passengers safety. I travel by air and know if the plane crashes it would be horrible. I just have to go by plane to travel to long haul destinations. Most cruises are safe and not at all like the Titanic. 9/11 was a terrible day for everyone and terrorists are very nasty indeed.
• United States
26 Nov 11
Yeah, that's why I love trains. Cruise ships are less likely to get crashes, but you know anything can happen in the water... My friend told me he doesn't like cruise ships because if it crashes then they need to use life vests and they may be food for some hungry sea animals. As long as people are careful in whatever way they transport then there really shouldn't be a problem.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
23 Nov 11
Well strictly speaking, walking would be the safety way to travel. Albeit a rather slow way and obviously not something that many would even do past the boundaries of their own town. Car would be number two, but given some of the drivers out there, the word "number two" for that method of travel is obviously an apt distinction. I despise airplanes, and even more 9/11 I did. If we were meant to fly, we would have wings. It is just that simple. I think that there is less of a chance of me surviving from a plane falling from the sky due to some kind of equipment failure, than a car crash. Granted a boat isn't much better, due to the fact that I'm not a great swimmer. So really every single method of travel could be dangerous, even your own feet.
• United States
23 Nov 11
Yeah, we just have to take precautions and be careful. Safety first. :D
@sunli123 (540)
• China
23 Nov 11
I don't know which transportation is hte best or safest. But compare with the short or long distance vechile, airplane, I prefer the train. It is hard to say this kind of feeling, just like. But airplane is the most time-savng transportation way during all these.
• United States
23 Nov 11
Yeah, but there is alot of waiting and standing up to do with that way. I only use this if I need to go somewhere long-distant. But I guess it's worth it since its more faster. I don't like this way because there's limited movement. All you do for hours is sit down and once in a while I have to stand up and stretch.
• Indonesia
23 Nov 11
I would say that I prefer traveling by car or bus, because I think car the safest transportation I have ever been. I can enjoy seeing each places I have passed by. Since my home town is nearly 2000 km from my place of work, to get there taking one and half week by bus transport and it was a waste of time to visit my mother then. I fly on airplane. It's shorter and quicker to go home by plane even if I was not really comfort with the airplane. One source says that flying is the safest transportation in the universe.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 11
I would prefer airplanes since it is the fastest for going to a far distance, but if by driving car can reach, I will prefer to drive, at least I can enjoy my journey and control the time by myself. I can stop anytime I like and start the journey anytime I wish. If you were to ask me which one is the safest, I would say, cruise is the safest, we rarely hear that there is any accident happen on cruise when compared to car. Although we also rarely hear about airplanes crash, but compare between cruise and airplanes, cruise is still the safest because the chances of alive after accident happen is higher.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
23 Nov 11
Either no transport is safe or all of them are equally safe. I also get that thing when I get aboard a plane and I'm not even an American. But you have to armor plate cars to make them really safe. So I guess all are just equally safe, except bikes. I think they are really unsafe and should not be driven by careless foolish teens.
@jtj_hello (627)
• Philippines
23 Nov 11
Since my country is an archipelage, going to other provinces via train is not possible. I would personally say that airplane is the best way to travel since I used it and it does not consume long time before reaching the destination. I used to travel via ship but It takes me 24 hour of cruising unlike if I travel by plane, it will only take 45 minutes. That a lot of time that I saved.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
23 Nov 11
For the past years, studies have shown that air travel is still the safest mode of transportation. I'm not sure how they got that data, but till now I think it stands. Each mode of transport has lots of benefits. Planes get you to your destination faster, cruise ships can be relaxing, trains lets you see scenic views. And each also has its downside like what you've mentioned. I like all of them actually. But I still prefer driving a car for the simple reason that I'm in control. If an unfortunate accident happens, at least I know that I had even the slightest chance to avoid it.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
22 Nov 11
It's proved it's the airplane. I like to fly since it's fast but I hate all the time you waste to get at the airport, to wait at the airport, to wait even longer at the airport, to wait in the airplane.. to wait to get out of the airplane, to wait again to show passport, to wait for the suitcase (so I dont take anyone with me anymore), to wait again for... So if not necessary I prefer the car, even I have to wait there in lines sometimes too but I do feel more free (and can always sleep in my car if I am on my way).