The American driver education company “Zutobi” has produced a study on the road safety of the world. Within the variables analyzed, road safety experts have taken into account the number of deaths related to driving under the influence of alcoholthe maximum speed limit, the number of people accustomed to using the seat belt(…).
What are the most dangerous roads in the world?
According to research, the champion by landslide is South Africa; which has obtained a general score of 3.41 points out of 10. Thus separating itself from Thailand, which is -according to this ranking- the second least safe country to drive, with 4.35 points out of 10. Possibly, what has made the difference for South Africa is the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths, which reaches the brutal figure of 57.5% of deaths on the highway.
In the case of Thailand -however- the figures for deaths related to alcohol consumption remain within the global average. But in other measures, such as the number of deaths per 100,000 inhabitants… the figures are not so normal. In fact, they break the scale with a rate of 32.2 deaths per year.
The third place is occupied by the United Stateswith a general score of 5.03 out of 10. From Zutobi they attribute this high score to their high blood alcohol concentration limit for drivers, it is situated at 0.08%. Which means that the number of deaths caused by alcohol consumption is also quite high, standing at 29% of the total.
According to the investigations of the American company, this is the final ranking of the 10 most dangerous countries to drive:
1. South Africa – 3.41 pts
2. Thailand – 4.35 pts
3. United States – 5.03 pts
4. Argentina – 5.06 points
5. India – 5.48pts
6. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 5.62 pts
7. Croatia – 5.62 pts
8. Malaysia – 5.63 pts
9. Peru – 5, 74 pts
10. Bolivia – 5.74 points
And what are the safest countries to drive?
On the other hand, Zutobi’s analysis also found that the opposite end of the classification is occupied by Norway; which has obtained -according to its scale- 8.20 points. Among other things, this country stands out for the low number of deaths due to traffic accidents, which are in 2.1 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants. Other countries that can also be considered as “the safest” are: Iceland, Estonia, Japan and Moldova.
According to the data obtained by Zutobi, Spain he deserves the Market Stall number 12 of the safest roads in the world to circulate, obtaining an overall score of 7.07 points.