There has recently been a very bad accident involving a British youth on a quad bike on the island, it's been made much worse by the fact that his holiday insurance did not cover him for riding one of these death traps( no apology for that description!), he thought he was insured by the quad bike rental company but the papers he signed were all in Greek, turned out he was not covered for personal injury, be very very carefull if you're tempted to hire one of these things, I've heard so many nightmare stories over the years about accidents from the bikes turning over going uphill to going off the road on a bend because of speed & lack of power steering, I'd hate for one of our members to be the next one.
Following up on Steve's post, I checked my Holiday Insurance purchased through Aviva and it specifically says I am not covered to ride Quad Bikes on or off road! Please check your own insurance before hiring one of these things!
To add to this, I overheard a strange conversation while in Roda recently regarding safety, one of the employees of a hire company basically said, "health & safety? that doesn't apply in Greece!"
Some people unfortunately put money before the well being of their customers, so please be aware of the consequences...
Well said all! I've always thought they are death traps - I thought it was a well known fact that your holiday insurance doesn't cover you for driving them and for taking part in water sports etc. K&J have often thought about hiring one but their better judgement has so far won out and they haven't - thank God! The only place in Roda we would hire any kind of vehicle is Dromeas.
The young man in Kavos is a bad enough story, but it could be much worse. What bothers me most are the men who take their children on a quad - maybe three-up - and those who let their sons take control while they look proudly on with a look of ‘that’s my boy!’ on their faces. One young boy came hairing down our lane twice yesterday, going far too fast, while his Dad sat behind looking around him. He was clearly illegal and in danger, not least because neither of them wore helmets - that would just not be macho enough!
We saw yet another incident today where a young woman was being comforted on the side of the road just before an ambulance arrived. It loooked as though the driver had hit the barrier and spun around, leaving his quad on the wrong side of the main road between the Doukades junction and Skripero. Again, it was her leg that seemed to have been trapped between the quad and the armco ... yet another danger. Another holiday spoiled!
Shocking that people are so ill informed about what can be covered by the EHIC card.
This is extracted from the NHS site
Not covered The EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen property. This makes it important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy. Some insurers now insist you hold an EHIC, and many will waive the excess if you have one. The EHIC will not cover your medical expenses if you are going abroad specifically to have treatment (including giving birth). Read more about planned treatment abroad. You may not be able to use the card in some parts of the EEA, as state-provided healthcare may not be available.
Covered The card provides you with the right to access state-provided healthcare on temporary stays at a reduced cost or, in many cases, for free. This includes treatment of a chronic or pre-existing medical condition that becomes necessary during your visit. It includes routine maternity care (not only because of illness or an accident), as long as you're not going abroad to give birth. However, if the birth happens unexpectedly, the EHIC will cover the cost of all medical treatment for mother and baby linked to the birth. The EHIC covers the provision of oxygen and kidney dialysis, although you will have to arrange and pre-book these treatments before you go on holiday. You can ask your GP or hospital for advice, but make sure you are not booked with a private healthcare provider, as these are not covered by the EHIC. The card also covers routine medical care for people with pre-existing conditions that need monitoring.
Why is it these companies cannot supply the contract in the language of the person hiring, sometimes this is known months in advance, this would not be difficult as it only has to be done once or is it if the person hiring knew what they were signing they would run a mile or kilometer.
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2