San Antonio Warnings and Dangers
Your safety is very important if you are going to be visiting a new place for the first time. If you are planning a visit to San Antonio, you should know what to look out for so that your trip will be a safe and enjoyable adventure.
Anywhere you go there is bound to be traffic once in a while and San Antonio is no exception. There are times, however, where traffic is worse than others. If you can avoid driving at these times, you can avoid an accident or being stuck at a standstill for hours. If you are visiting San Antonio during Spring Break, you can expect to be in traffic for hours. The same is true if the Spurs are playing that night. You should avoid the stadium at all costs. You should also plan your trips before or after rush hour.
Beware of uninsured motorists if you are driving in the city. According to the San Antonio Police Department, the number of uninsured drivers on the roads has risen to 90 percent over the last year. It is not known whether the city can’t or won’t enforce the law, but uninsured drivers are everywhere and they aren’t often punished.
The Riverwalk in San Antonio is a major attraction, however, you should be careful if you decide to go. Since there are no railings except for in front of the restaurants, you should stay away from the edge. Each year, over 500 people fall in the river. You should also avoid this area after dark because it is a very common place for muggings. If you must be down there after dark, you should stay in highly populated areas and don’t go alone.
There are certain neighborhoods in San Antonio where the crime rate is the highest and you should avoid them if at all possible The neighborhoods with the highest crime rates are Westwood Village, the Southeast side, Palm Heights, Thompson Community, and Government Hill.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about San Antonio in Texas.