Road conditions for both drivers and pedestrians are not the same around the world, and some countries still have a recognised lack of civility behind the wheel. This results in a high number of road deaths, according to data released by the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT).
VENEZUELA (38.2 deaths per 100.000 people)
Venezuela is one of the five countries with the most dangerous roads in the world. Although the economic crisis had exacerbated many problems, this South American country was already known for “car jacking”, lack of respect for rules and roads built without security. Pedestrians do not have right of way in zebra crossings.
THAILAND (38.1 deaths per 100.000 people)
It is not recommended for tourists to drive in Thailand, where congestion is regular. The local population prefers to ride a motorcycle, stacking entire families in a single vehicle and not respecting any traffic rules. 70 percent of accidents in this Asian country is with two-wheeled vehicles.
LIBYA (40.5 deaths per 100.000 people)
Lack of policing and high alcohol consumption are major problems in cities, but tribal conflicts and terrorist attacks in other areas of the country contribute to poor road safety.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (41.7 deaths per 100.000 people)
This Caribbean country has a dangerous set of driving habits, from speeding, dangerous manoeuvres and disrespect to other drivers.
ERITREA (48.4 deaths per 100.000 people)
This African country has the most dangerous roads in the world, the roads which already have no conditions see drivers that circulate without respect for traffic rules, and people and animals that cross the road without care.