According to a new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute , for Americans , the percentage likelihood of dying from cancer is 10 times higher than deaths from road accidents. Research using the World Health Organization data to compare death rates of car accidents , heart disease , cancer and cardiovascular disease in 193 countries.
According to the study, around the world , an average of road deaths was 18 deaths per 100,000 people . Safest countries to drive in is the Maldives with only 2 deaths per 100,000 drivers. The most dangerous is Namibia in figure 45 deaths per 100,000 . United States is ranked slightly below average in 14/100k .
While American figure is admittedly small , it is higher than in neighboring countries . UK , Japan , Switzerland and Sweden all at figure 5 deaths per 100,000 people . It is even safe to drive in Canada ( 8 ) , France ( 7) Germany ( 6 ) than in the United States . The image below shows the 25 safest countries ( green ) and 25 of the most dangerous ( red ) .
The most interesting figure in this study is the percentage of car crash deaths comparisons with other diseases. With these figures , the United Arab Emirates became the most dangerous for drivers with 15.9 percent of deaths caused by car accidents .
Please click here to read the study in detail .
With Malaysia grouped in 25 countries most dangerous for drivers, what should we do?
Published: Friday, February 21, 2014