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Study sees US drivers more dangerous than European counterparts

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Study sees US drivers more dangerous than European counterparts

A recent study made by University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, US drivers are not that good behind the wheel when compared to other countries in the world.

While, globally, the auto fatalities per 100,000 people are averaged at 18 and the US comes under the marker with 14, other countries with matching level of industrialization fare way better. The study actually compares the auto death rate to those caused by heart disease, cancer and cerebrovascular disease using World Health Organization data, sourced from 193 countries.

Germany (six), France (seven) and Canada (eight) are better than the US, while the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Sweden fare even better, with only five casualties per 100,000 people.

The top ten countries with the lowest auto death rates were the Maldives (2), Tajikistan (3), Malta (3), Fiji (4), the Marshall Islands (4), Israel (4), Tonga (4), Antigua and Barbuda (4), the Netherlands (4) and Switzerland (5).

On he other end of the spectrum, the 10 with the worst death rates were Namibia (45), Thailand (44), Iran (38), Sudan (36), Swaziland (36), Venezuela (35), Congo, (34) Malawi (32), Dominican Republic (32) and Iraq (32).

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Friday, February 21st, 2014 - filed under Industry, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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