Poor infrastructure, lower car safety standards, and lax driving rules are to blame for many road deaths in less developed nations than in more developed ones. However, through researching this topic, The Highway Hero Driving Academy staff realizes there are some countries that might surprise you! According to the WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 interactive map, the following are the ten nations with the safest roads:
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 192 people were killed on Norway's roads in 2015. A mortality rate of 3.8 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants ranks Norway 10th on the list.
With a mortality rate of 3.7 deaths per 100,000, inhabitants rank Spain ninth in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 1,730 people were killed on Spain's roads in 2015.
#8 Singapore and Israel
No. 8 on the list is a tie between Singapore and Israel. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that Singapore has 3.6 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants. Furthermore, Israel recorded 3.6 traffic fatalities per 100,000 residents. The research estimates that 197 people were killed on the roads in 2015.
#7 Maldives and Denmark
Denmark and the Maldives are tied for seventh place on the list. According to the WHO, just 3.5 road deaths per 100,000 people happen in both Denmark and the Maldives. In 2015, there were 196 road deaths in Denmark.
In sixth place, the Netherlands has a mortality rate of 3.4 per 100,000 inhabitants. According to WHO figures, 574 people died on Dutch roads in 2015.
There are an estimated 3.3 car fatalities per 100,000 people in Switzerland. In 2015, an estimated 269 people were killed on the roads of Switzerland.
#4 San Marino
With 3.2 deaths per 100,000 people and only one in 2015, San Marino is the fourth safest place on the road.
#3 Kiribati and the United Kingdom
Two nations share third place on the list. The United Kingdom has 2.9 road fatalities per 100,000 residents. Kiribati, a small island nation, is the second country tied for third place, with 2.9 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants and just three road deaths in 2015.
Sweden has just 2.8 fatalities per 100,000 people on the road, making it the second safest driving nation in the world. In 2015, there were an estimated 272 traffic fatalities. The WHO says this is because there are strict rules against drunk driving and about the safety of cars.
Only two people were killed on roads in Micronesia in 2015, according to the World Health Organization's annual report on road safety, with a rate of 1.9 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants.
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