How right Ian is - again.
I suffered a "Tibial Plateau Fracture" last fall while sailing to Key West. We gybed, the traveller came blasting across and hit the side of my knee. Luckily, I was able to steer while the owner of the boat got the sails down, the engine started and the boat to a safe mooring.
That boat, a C&C 30, had a traveller at knee level in front of the wheel. It wasn't a bad place for a boat that size but it tended to get in the way whenever we had to move around the cockpit.
The moral of that story is ... leave the traveller at the rear of the cockpit where it is out of the cockpit and away from my tender knee!