Study unveils most dangerous countries for drivers

Namibia is the most dangerous country in the world for drivers, a new study from The University of Michigan reveals.

The study took World Health Organization data on road fatalities and compared it to other leading causes of death in 193 countries. Globally, an average of 18 fatalities occurred for every 100,000 people due to road accidents.

The highest mortality rate due to car crashes happens in Namibia (45 deaths per 100,000 people), while the lowest is in the Maldives (2/100,000). The U.S. had a rating of 14/100,000 and Canada has a rating of 8/100,000 (ranked safer than the U.S.).

The 10 countries with the highest fatality rates as a result of car crashes are (in order) Namibia, Thailand, Iran, Sudan, Swaziland, Venezuela, Congo, Malawi, Dominican Republic and Iran.

The 10 safest countries for drivers are the Maldives, Tajikistan, Malta, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Israel, Tonga, Antigua and Barbuda, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

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