Q COSTA RICA NEWS – New research by Global Positioning Specialists (GPS) in Australia has identified the most dangerous countries to be a driver.
Experts at GPS in identifying the most dangerous countries to be a driver, investigated road quality, the number of road deaths, and motor vehicle crime statistics in 60 of the most car-dependent countries around the world. Each country was assigned a score for each factor based on their national statistics; the countries that had high road death and crime rates and low scores for the quality of their roads made it to the top of the list.
Findings of the report include:
- Costa Rica ranked as the 4th most dangerous country to be a driver
- Costa Rica secured three top 20 rankings; vehicle crime rates, 20th; motor death rates, 15th; and road quality, 3rd
- Five of the top 10 most dangerous countries to be a driver were in Latin America: Uruguay, 2nd; Colombia, 3rd; Costa Rica; Guatemala, 6th; and, Chile 7th
- Italy ranked 9th as the most dangerous country to be a driver, 2nd in most vehicle theft, with 295 thefts per 100,000 population
- The United States, ranked as the 12th most dangerous country to be driver and the 6th highest motor vehicle theft rate equating to 216 thefts per 100,000 population
- Canada ranked 18th in the most dangerous country, with a vehicle crime rank of 8 and 39th in road traffic deaths
- Moldova is 1st place position for the worst quality of roads
There is no question that drivers, especially in underdeveloped areas, are faced with the dangerous task of navigating hazardous roads. But while these roads test the skill of the drivers there are some dangers that can be more detrimental than others.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries to be a Driver:
Top 20 Most Dangerous Countries to be a Driver – Table: