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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Nigeria has been listed as one of the most dangerous places for drivers

A report by the Telegraph UK, which was published on Wednesday, says Nigeria records 33.7 per cent road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year.

According to the report titled, ‘Mapped: The world’s most dangerous places to drive’, Libya records the highest road fatalities in Africa with 40.5 per cent.

The report said, “Most of the bottom 10 — including Eritrea, the deadliest driving destination, according to the World Health Organisation’s figures, with 48.4 deaths per 100,000 residents; Libya, 40.5; and Iraq, 31.5 – are unlikely to feature on the travel itineraries of most Britons.

“But a couple – Thailand, 38.1, and South Africa, 31.9 — are popular holiday destinations.”

The report further said “relatively risky roads” could also be found in Ecuador, Vietnam, Brazil, Paraguay, Kenya and Laos.

“Other notable findings include the fact that Portugal is less safe than the rest of Western Europe and the US is twice as dangerous as Canada,” it added.
The report, however, said, the safest places to drive include the Maldives, with 1.9 deaths, “though the lack of roads probably helps.”

Others on the safest list are Norway, 2.9; Denmark, 3; Sweden, 3; and Switzerland, 3.4.

It added, “Britain is just behind, with only 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. But they are all outshone by San Marino, which recorded not a single death for the year in question (2010).”


Other African countries considered to be unsafe for driving include Mauritania, 28; Burkina Faso, 27.7; Chad, 29.7; Sudan, 25.1; Democratic Republic of Congo, 20.9.

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