Accidents occur naturally and in the news we hear as accidents occur in large number in a single day. Accidents take a large number of lives every day because some severe accidents take the life of the people. It is estimated that 18 people die due to car accidents in every 100,000 in a single year. It was also estimated in 2010 that almost 1.24 million people died due to traffic accidents. The accidents can also be avoided by adopting special safety measures while driving which includes seat belt, air bags in cars, helmets while driving motorbikes, etc. Some strict rules adopted by the government to be followed by the people and actions must be taken by the police to decrease the ratio of accidents. But in some countries the main reason for a high ratio of accidents is there dangerous roads and turns that are difficult to drive, and most of the accidents occur there. For a high ratio of accidents both can be responsible as drivers and the police as well clear traffic rules can avoid accident too much extent.
The following are top 10 countries with highest accident rates in the world:
Iraq is the country that is very famous due to different wars and difficult situations there. The roads there are very dangerous and some special highways there are very narrow like the famous highway 80 which is from Kuwait City to Basra. The specific route is considered as the dangerous one and is given the name of Highway of Death due to the incident occurred in 1991 in which 2000 vehicles were bombed there. It is estimated that in Iraq 32 people died due to accidents in every 100,000 people in a single year.
9. Dominican Republic:
The Dominican Republic is the country that is located on the island of Hispaniola. It is considered as the 2nd largest nation of Caribbean regarding its population and area. The economy there is totally dependent upon the service industry and has the largest economy in the whole Latin America. But the roads there are not fully developed and the drivers there are wild. It has strong traffic rules that are obeyed by the people not regularly. Recently, it has been declared as the deadliest country for the drivers. The estimated number of deaths there are 2 deaths in every 100,000 people in a single year.
Malawi is a landlocked country that is located in Southeast Africa. But it is the smallest country in Africa. It is considered as the one of the least developed countries. Canadian Government also advise their citizens to prepare themselves for the poor roads, worse street lighting system while driving in Malawi. The roads there are also dangerous due to the potholes, animals and the vehicles traveling at night without lights. It is also famous because of a high number of crimes there that is the reason armed carjackings are also common there. It is estimated that 32 people died in 100,000 people in each year.
Congo is the country that is named as the country with the bad driving practices and bad driving standards as well according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia. The whole country faces the blockage of roads by the police and some military forces to maintain the security of the people. It has common practices of robberies and criminal groups there. In this country, 34 deaths have been calculated in 100,000 people in a single year that is a high number and need to be controlled.
Venezuela is the country that is located on the coast of South America. It is very rich countries due to high natural reserves of oil and is the biggest exporter of oil to the whole world. It is also noticed that the driving in Venezuela is very defensive. The cars have danger from other cars, and the roads are very poor which the main reasons for accidents are. It is also popular due to the robberies and crimes there. The number of deaths estimated there are 35 deaths in per 100,000 people in each year.
Swaziland is commonly called as the Kingdom of Swaziland which is located in Southern Africa. It is the smallest country in Africa and is loved by the people due to its climate. It has a small economy. The USA also advise people to take extreme caution while driving on the roads there and avoid excessive speed there. The roads there have poor lights; do not obey traffic signals, animals on the roads, etc. The weather there is also the main reason for accidents due to heavy fog and rain there. It is estimated that 36 deaths in every 100,000 people in each year.
Sudan is the country that is located in Nile Valley of North Africa. It is the largest country in Africa and 3rd largest in the Arab World as well. The famous Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also provides suggestions for driving in Sudan and the roads there are very dangerous and the dust storms and the worse lights that are the main reasons for high rate of accidents. The estimated number of deaths is 36 deaths in per 100,000 people in each year.
Iran is the country that is located in Western Asia and is considered as the 2nd largest nation of Middle East which also has a large population. Many of the tourists over the world visit this country and are advised to avoid driving there because driving is very difficult and dangerous there. They also advise tourists to take special care while crossing the roads and prefer to walk on the pavements near roads. The estimated numbers of deaths are 38 per 100,000 people in each year.
Thailand is the country that is situated in the Southeast Asia and is the 5th largest country in the world and the most populous country in the world with the total population of 66 million. Driving in Thailand is a very big challenge and dangerous for the people. The traffic there on the roads is very high, and the roads are also not maintained. The estimated number of deaths there are 44 in per 100,000 people in a single year.
Namibia is the country of Southern Africa which is located near the Atlantic Ocean. The ratio of car accidents there is very high which is estimated to 45 deaths in every 100,000 people per year. The roads there are very dangerous and the present in bad conditions. The risk of driving is very high due to different reasons that cannot be avoided by the people and government that is the reason it is not being reduced.
Countries with Highest Accident Rate in the World
|1||Namibia||Windhoek||2.303 million (2013) World Bank|
|2||Thailand||Bangkok||67.01 million (2013) World Bank|
|3||Iran||Tehran||77.45 million (2013) World Bank|
|4||Sudan||Khartoum||37.96 million (2013) World Bank|
|5||Swaziland||Mbabane/Lobamba||1.25 million (2013) World Bank|
|6||Venezuela||Caracas||30.41 million (2013) World Bank|
|7||Congo||Kinshasa||67.51 million (2013) World Bank|
|8||Malawi||Lilongwe||16.36 million (2013) World Bank|
|9||Dominican Republic||Santo Domingo||10.4 million (2013) World Bank|
|10||Iraq||Baghdad||33.42 million (2013) World Bank|
The above ranking of top 10 countries with highest accident rate is given according to the ratio of deaths in accidents. All the countries have worse driving conditions for the people there due to different situations like street lights, worse or most dangerous roads, animals, etc. are the main reason for accidents. These accidents have taken the high toll of lives from these countries due to the car accidents.