Worlds Most Dangerous Roads

Road Deaths per 100k of Populations

Source- WHO 2009 Global Status report on Road Safety .
Deaths per 100k Total deaths
Eritrea 48.4 81
Cook Islands 45.0 6
Egypt 41.6 15983
Libya 40.5 2138
Afghanistan 39.0 1779
Iraq 38.1 1932
Angola 37.7 2358
Niger 37.7 570
United Arab Emirates 37.1 1056
Gambia 36.6 54
Iran 35.8 22918
Mauritania 35.5 262
Ethiopia 35.0 2441
Mozambique 34.7 1952
Sudan 34.7 2227
Tunisia 34.5 1497
Guinea-Bissau 34.4 152
Kenya 34.4 3760
Chad 34.3 814
Tanzania 34.3 2595

 

All the figures above include all road deaths including drivers of two wheeled vehicles which are obviously the most vulnerable in a collision. Its often argued that the most accurate statistic to measure road safety isn’t fatalities per head of population but fatality per number of miles travelled (known as the VMT -Vehicle Miles Travelled rate). Unfortunately this rate isn’t as widely publicised by country as the more easily attainable ‘per head of population’ figure. The above figures therefore miss out nations such as China which has a huge fatality rate on its roads but doesn’t feature in the ‘most dangerous’ table due to its huge overall population, many who don’t drive. Conversely a tiny nation such as the Cook Islands has a high fatality rate though the total deaths could have been in a single accident!

Safest World Roads

Road Deaths per 100k of Populations

Deaths per 100k Total deaths
Malta 3.4 14
Uruguay 4.3 145
Singapore 4.8 214
Netherlands 4.8 791
Switzerland 4.9 370
Norway 5.0 233
Japan 5.0 6639
Sweden 5.2 471
United Kingdom 5.4 3298
Israel 5.7 398
Germany 6.0 4949
St Vincent 6.6 8
Macedonia 6.9 140
Tonga 7.0 7
Fiji 7.0 59
Finland 7.2 380
Kiribati 7.4 7
France 7.5 4620
Australia 7.8 1616
Austria 8.3 691

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