The World's

SAFEST ROADS

Which countries are the safest to drive in?

Around the world, it’s estimated that someone is killed on the roads every 30 seconds, with 20 injuries taking place too.

And it’s not just drivers who are potentially in danger, with around 750 pedestrians being killed each day too.

But which parts of the world are you most likely to be involved in an accident? To find out, we’ve analyzed countries around the world on factors such as the number of deaths on the roads, maximum speed limits, and the number of people who wear a seat-belt.

The World’s Safest

Countries to Drive

The World’s Most Dangerous

Countries to Drive

The World ’s

Safest & Most Dangerous Roads

KeyRankCountryEstimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population)Maximum motorway speed limit (mph)Seat-belt wearing rate (front seat)Road traffic deaths attributed to alcoholBlood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit for drivers (g/dl)Overall Safety Driving Score /1

Methodology

We analyzed each country on the following five factors, giving each one a normalized score out of ten for each factor, before taking an average final score across all five factors.

Estimated road traffic
death rate

The estimated number of road traffic deaths per 100,000 population, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory data repository.

Maximum motorway
speed limit

The maximum speed limit on motorways (or the next highest speed limit if the country does not impose a motorway speed limit) in miles per hour, according to Wikipedia.

Seat-belt
wearing rate

A national estimate of the percentage of car occupants who use a seat-belt when travelling in the front of a vehicle, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory data repository.

Road traffic deaths attributed to alcohol

An estimate of the proportion of road traffic deaths which have been attributed to alcohol (over the national legal limit), according to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory data repository.

BAC limit for drivers

The national maximum legal Blood Alcohol Concentration level for the general population (limits for young/novice drivers and professional/commercial drivers may be higher), according to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory data repository.