Top 10 Countries with the Deadliest Roads

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Top 10 Countries with the Deadliest Roads

Around the world, at least one person is killed on the roads every 30 seconds, and for every death, another 20 people are injured. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 752 pedestrians are killed on the road every day, and 786 motorcyclists lose their lives in accidents every day globally.

Statistics from the World Bank group, Transportation for Development reveal that less developed countries have a higher number of road deaths. Transportation for Development attributes the higher number of road fatalities largely to poor infrastructure, poor vehicle safety standards and inadequate driving laws.

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Here’s a list of the world’s 10 most dangerous countries to drive in based on the WHO’s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 interactive map.


10. Mozambique

The southeastern African nation of Mozambique has the tenth deadliest roads in the world. The WHO reports that for every hundred thousand inhabitants, an average of 31.6 die on the roads every year. Throughout 2015, 8,173 total road deaths occurred throughout Mozambique.


 9. Rwanda

The east African nation of Rwanda has the ninth deadliest roads in the world. The WHO reports an estimated 32.1 road fatalities per hundred thousand people, with 3,782 total road deaths occurring in 2015.


8. Iran

Iran has the eighth deadliest roads in the world, with the WHO reporting 32.1 people die on the roads for every hundred thousand inhabitants. Throughout 2015, the WHO reported 24,896 total road deaths across Iran.


7. Central African Republic

The Central African Republic takes the No. 7 spot with the WHO reporting 32.4 road deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants. The WHO reported 1,495 total road deaths for 2015.


6. United Republic of Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania has the sixth deadliest roads in the world. The WHO reports an estimated 32.9 people are killed on the roads per hundred thousand inhabitants, and that 16,211 total road deaths occurred throughout 2015.


5. Democratic Republic of  the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo takes the N0. 5 spot on the list, with WHO estimates reporting 33.2 road deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants. For 2015, the WHO reported 22,419 deaths across the country.


4. Liberia

The west African country Liberia has the world’s fourth deadliest roads. The WHO estimates that for every hundred thousand inhabitants, 33.7 people are killed on the roads. The WHO also reported that in 2015, there were 1,448 total road deaths in Liberia.


3. Malawi

The southeast African nation of Malawi lands itself in the No. 3 spot, with the WHO reporting 35 deaths per hundred thousand people. Throughout 2015, the WHO estimates there were 5,732 total road deaths across the country.


2. Thailand

Thailand takes the No. 2 spot as as the country with the second most deadliest roads in the world and the only Asian country in the top 10. WHO reports 36.2 road deaths per hundred thousand people, and a whopping 24,237 total road deaths throughout 2015. The WHO report deems Thailand’s drunk driving laws, speed limits, child seat laws and seatbelt laws inadequate.


1. Libya

The north African country Libya has the deadliest roads in the world, by a wide margin. WHO estimates that 73.4 people are killed on the roads per hundred thousand inhabitants, and that there were 4,554 total road deaths in Libya throughout 2015. The WHO deems Libya’s drunk driving laws, speed limits, child seat laws, and helmet laws all inadequate.

  • DoubleCoppers

    4. Liberia 3. Malawi 4. Thailand…Good proofreading there.

  • smartacus

    all those African drivers are now in NYC.

  • zachary

    please fix this article 4. Liberia 3. Malawi 4. Thailand…

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