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World’s Most Dangerous Roads: South Africa Topped, India Ranked 4th; Norway Topped as World’s Most Safest Roads

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According to the Study conducted by International driver education company, ZutobiSouth Africa was ranked 1st in the World’s Most Dangerous Roads study, it was followed by Thailand. United States ranked 3rd.India was ranked 4th in the study. The Study was conducted among 56 Countries.

  • Similarly, The Study states that, Norway has the World’s Safest Road & topped in the study in World’s Safest Roads, it is followed by Japan in the 2nd place & Sweden in 3rd Place.

Methodology:

i.The Study has analyzed each country on the following five factors, giving each one a normalized score out of ten for each factor, before taking an average final score across all five factors.

ii.The 5 factors of the study are,

  • Estimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population),
  • Maximum motorway speed limit (mph),
  • Seat-belt wearing rate (front seat),
  • Road traffic deaths attributed to alcohol,
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit for drivers (g/dl).

iii.These estimates taken in the study were based on the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory data repository.

iv.While estimating the score, maximum speed limit on motorway and blood alcohol content restrictions in the various countries.

Top 5 Countries – World’s Dangerous Roads:

Country Estimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population) Maximum motorway speed limit (mph) Seat-belt wearing rate (front seat) Road traffic deaths attributed to alcohol Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit for drivers (g/dl) Overall
South Africa 25.9 74 31% 57.5% 0.05 3.23
Thailand 32.7 74 40% 14.1% 0.05 4.35
United States 12.4 80 90.1% 29% 0.08 5.09
India 22.6 74 7.25% 4.1% 0.03 5.10
Argentina 14 80 40.8% 17% 0.05 5.10

Top 5 Countries – World’s Safest Roads:

Country Estimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population) Maximum motorway speed limit (mph) Seat-belt wearing rate (front seat) Road traffic deaths attributed to alcohol Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit for drivers (g/dl) Overall
Norway 2.7 68 95.2% 13% 0.02 8.21
Japan 4.1 74 98% 5.6% 0.03 7.89
Swedan 2.8 68 96% 24% 0.02 7.87
Estonia 6.1 74 97.3% 10% 0.02 7.84
Iceland 6.6 55 93% 14% 0.05 7.81


 

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