According to the World Health Organization (WHO) every year more than 1,2 million people die in a road accident. In absolute numbers India is topping the list with an estimated 134,000 fatalities per year. The most important causes for these high rates are to find in poor drivers skills, road design, vehicle design and speed. Behaviour also contributes to the car fatality rate.
In many western societies, around 30% of motor vehicle deaths are associated with alcohol use or drunk driving. Although driving a car always imposes a risk, there are countries where the chances that you wil get involved in a car accident are low. In the next countries the number of car vehicle deaths per 100,000 are the lowest. So here’s a top 10 of safest countries to drive your car!
Top 10 safest countries to drive your car
- Germany – 4,5 per 100,000
- The Netherlands – 4,1 per 100,000
- Japan – 3,85 per 100,000
- Iceland – 3,8 per 100,000
- United Kingdom – 3,59 per 100,000
- Ireland – 3,51 per 100,000
- Malta – 3,4 per 100,000
- San Marino – 3,2 per 100,000
- Sweden – 2,9 per 100,000
- Marshall Islands – 1,7 per 100,000