Road Safety – The Countries with Best Road Safety Records

Europe is a continent that is varied and there is practically a huge difference in the jam packed British motorways, chaotic traffic synonymous to central Athens all the way to the endless, majestic Scandinavian roads.

It all boils down to statistics as chances of being involved in an accident are highly dependent on the country that you are driving in.

Countries with the Safest Road Safety Records

According to International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group, the safest country to drive in is Denmark as it’s the country that records the least number of road accidents. According to data taken back in 2006, just 100 people out of a total sum of 100,000 people got injured on Danish roads.

But when it comes to fatalities on the roads, the Netherlands has the lowest fatality rate in any European Country as data taken in 2006 showed that only 4.5 of 100,000 people died on Dutch roads.

United Kingdom Statistics

When we come to the UK, it fares rather relatively on both counts. As reports indicate, 321 people per 100,000 were injured back in 2006 and another 5.4 out of 100,000 people were killed after the occurrence of a road accident. Plan ahead with the aa route planner.

Most Unsafe Countries When It Comes To Road Safety

At the end of the divide, statistics indicate that you prone to get hurt while driving or being driven on Slovenian Roads. Statistics show that 578 out of 100,000 people get injured. However, the risk of death is quite high in Greece as statistics shows that 14.9 of 100,000 people die in road accidents on Greece Roads.

Holiday Hot spots

When it comes some of the most popular holiday destinations in all of Europe, it’s also important to find out about the roads. Statistics show that France as a holiday destination has rather fair road safety records with only 131 of 10,000 people involved in an accident (road).

While the fatality rate is7.7 of 100,000 people ranking France at the 9th position in Europe when it comes to Road safety.

Spain which is a favourite holiday hotspot is on the other hand less safe having 227, of 100,000 people involved in road accidents and 9.3 of 100,000 fatally killed in road accidents. The above mentioned figures are a bit on the higher side.

But of later Spain has taken measures to improve road safety upping safety by 30% in since 2010.

It get worse when we visit Portugal as there are 351 of 100,000 road injuries and 11.8 of 100,000 deaths on Portuguese roads. The third worst road safety records behind countries such as Hungary and Greece.

Piece of Advice

A lot of European countries have road safety records that are worse than Ireland and the United Kingdom. Before you travel to any country that you know that you will drive to or within, make sure that you know whether you will drive on the right hand or on the left hand side.

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