South Africa the most dangerous country to drive in – study

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A recent study ranked South Africa as the most dangerous country to drive in.

The study, done by Zutobi, an online driver’s education company, scores South Africa poorly for drunk driving and people not wearing seat belts.

South Africa was also ranked the most dangerous country to drive in last year.

The study scored each country out of 10, based on five factors:

  • estimated road traffic death rate,
  • maximum speed limit,
  • seat-belt wearing rate,
  • road traffic deaths attributed to alcohol, and
  • blood and alcohol (BAC) limit for drivers.

According to the study, there are 22.2 road traffic related deaths per 100,000 people in the country. The data also reveals that only 31% front-seat passengers wear their seatbelt in South Africa.

These are 2022’s five most dangerous countries to drive in:

Rank Country Estimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population) Maximum motorway speed limit (kph) Front seat-belt wearing rate (%) Road traffic deaths attributed to alcohol (%) Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers (g/dl) Overall Score/ 10
1 South Africa 22.2 120 31 57.5 0.05 3.41
2 Thailand 32.2 120 40 14.1 0.05 4.35
3 United States 12.7 130 90.1 29 0.08 5.03
4 Argentina 14.1 130 40.8 17 0.05 5.06
5 India 15.6 120 7.3 4.1 0.03 5.48
From Zutobi.

The study also ranks the safest countries to drive in. Norway has retained its number one spot from last year.

The country ranks highest for seat-belt use at 95.2% and has an overall safety driving score of 8.20.

Here are the four safest countries to drive in:

Rank Country Estimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population) Maximum motorway speed limit (kph) Front seat-belt wearing rate (%) Road traffic deaths attributed to alcohol (%) Blood  alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers (g/dl) Overall Safety Driving Score/ 10
1 Norway 2.1 110 95.2 13 0.02 8.20
2 Iceland 2 90 93 14 0.05 8.05
3 Estonia 4.5 120 97.3 10 0.02 7.90
4 Japan 3.6 120 98 5.6 0.03 7.88
From Zutobi.

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Source: citizen