10 countries with the worst drivers in the world


there is motion on the roads - there are also accidents. Unfortunately, this axiom exists, and there is no way to get away from it. The government of most countries places high demands on drivers, thereby reducing accidents. However, some states do not pay enough attention to this issue, as a result of which the death rate on the roads becomes staggering.

Every year, WHO collects all data on road traffic accidents in the context of each country, calculating the number of deaths per 100 population. These statistics allow countries to soberly assess the situation in order to take appropriate action. Unfortunately, we cannot change anything, but we can tell you about 000 countries with the most dangerous roads. Make yourself comfortable and get straight to business.

10th place. Chad (Africa): 29,7

10 countries with the worst drivers in the world

Chad is a small state in Africa with a population of 11 million. The country is not rich. In total, 40 thousand kilometers of roads of "African quality" have been recorded here. But the main reason the high death rate on the roads is not due to poor infrastructure, but to the low age of drivers. Just think: the average Chadian driver is only 18,5 years old. There are only 6-10% of drivers of the older generation.

As the saying goes, numbers never lie. Statistics say that the fewer elderly people in a country, the more accidents occur in it. Chad confirms these words.

Another cause of high mortality in roads in Chad - aggressive drivers. People of different religions live in the state. On religious grounds, the locals do not get along well with each other. Including on the roads.

9th place. Oman: 30,4

A small Asian state located in the Arabian Sea. Fatal accidents do happen here. According to WHO analysts, the main reason is population demographics.

As in the case of Chad, there are very few older people here: residents aged 55+ are less than 10%, and the average age of drivers is under 28, which affects the overall level of responsibility on the roads.

The result is obvious: 30,4 deaths per 100 population.

8th place. Guinea-Bissau: 31,2

West African country with a population of 1,7 million. The locals are characterized by an aggressive driving style. Endless "showdowns" on the roads are common here.

Guinea-Bissau has a young population. There are less than 55% of residents over 7 years old here, and under 19 - as much as 19%. The result of this demographics is a low average age of drivers and a large number of accidents.

7th place. Iraq: 31.5

Iraq's demographics are similar to most of the countries on this list. Young population here it also prevails in number: the number of residents over 55 is only 6,4 percent.

Of course, it is not scientifically proven that younger people are more likely to get into accidents on the roads, but this can be clearly seen through the prism of statistics. Iraq is no exception in this case.

6th place. Nigeria: 33,7

10 countries with the worst drivers in the world

Nigeria is the most populous African country... Here, the average life expectancy is only 52 years. As a result, very few people aged 55+ live here. More road accidents are not the only cause of high mortality in the state. Many people here die from AIDS, infectious diseases and armed conflict.

If you are planning a trip to this country, then you should be careful not only on the roads. Here, danger awaits literally at every step.

5th place. Iran: 34,1

Iran is geographically located adjacent to Iraq, but the death rate is roads much higher here. Residents 55+ here 10 percent... This suggests that demographics are not the only cause of high road traffic crashes.

There are many reasons why so many people are dying on Iranian roads. These are poor traffic regulation, low level of education and cultural development. Of course, these circumstances are called informally by WHO experts.

4th place. Venezuela: 37,2

Oddly enough, one of the main reasons for the high accident rate on the roads of Venezuela is the warm climate. In such conditions, the service life of cars is significantly increased, because they do not corrode. Add to this the poverty of the country and we get that the overwhelming part of its population drives shabby and old cars, with a dubious level of safety.

It is also worth considering that cars of the "last century" require special spare parts for repair, which are not so easy to get. Therefore, the country is flourishing local "craftsmen", repairing vehicles with improvised means.

According to statistics, technical failure of a car is the most common cause of fatal accidents in Venezuela.

10 countries with the worst drivers in the world

3rd place. Thailand: 38,1

Thailand is famous for its wildlife and tropical climate. Despite the tourist popularity, the country and its inhabitants are not distinguished by great wealth. As a result, old cars of dubious safety prevail on the roads of the kingdom.

There are many accidents in Thailand. Often they have a global scale, as, for example, a resonant crash 2014, in which a school bus collided with a truck. Then killed 15 personand 30 more were injured. Later it turned out that the cause of this accident was the failed brakes of an old bus.

Experts point out that the country has extremely low standards on the roads, and drivers often ignore traffic rules, creating emergency situations.

2nd place. Dominican Republic: 41,7

The culture of drivers in the Dominican Republic is at a low level. As statistics show, local drivers do not actually follow the rules of the road, and the red color of the traffic light is an empty sound for them. There is no question of the order of priority passage and observance of lane here. But overtaking in the oncoming lane and undercutting through a row is a normal practice. Actually, the irresponsibility of drivers is the reason for such a high death rate on the roads.

1 place. Niue: 68,3

It is a very small island country in the Pacific Ocean with a population of 1200. The total length of roads is only 64 km along the coastline. At the same time, over the past 4 years, 200 people have died on the roads of the state, which puts it in first place in the world in mortality from road accidents.

The local population has something to think about. With such success, the whole country could die under the wheels of a car ... Literally.



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  1. I live in northern Thailand, have done for 7 years, it is not initially for the faint of heart, ultra aggressive drivers travel at fantastic speeds even down narrow sois, and worse on the highways, seems their whole existence behind the wheel is to overtake everyone and never let anyone go past them, make them lose face. Any part of the road is fair game regardless of what side, especially the motorbikes, a contributor to around 70% of the accidents, careless and inept driving, speeding, weaving through traffic, total disregard to for anyone’s safety including their own. And no one ever looks before they turn into traffic, you are expected to «make room» in other words get pushed into the cars and trucks to avoid crashing, I saw a poor guy get run over and flattened by a lorry because of that, the fender just kept riding off, none of his concern, he was ahead of the other guy, so not his fault, they ride like that and if you hit them because they pulled some stunt like that, it’s your fault, hit him from behind, Thai road rules. And no one ever takes the blame for anything, never… always someone or something else, thanks to very strict defamation laws here, so people get away with everything … It’s slightly better then when I first got here, it was really mental then, first day in Chiang Mai I saw two middle aged guys on a motorbike get killed by a pick up driving all over the road at speed and bang…. You can’t let it bother you or you’d never go out the door..

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