An estimated 1.25 million people died from road injuries in 2015 and 20-50 million people sustained serious injuries from road traffic incidents. These are stats according to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) report.
WHO has stated the following, “Over 90% of road traffic deaths occur in low-middle income countries, which account for 82% of the world’s population, but only 54% of the world’s registered vehicles”
We conducted some of our own research and have tabulated 15 of the most dangerous roads in the world. With the most dangerous road being located in Libya.
So Where Does SA Fit In?
South Africa has been ranked as the 42nd country relating to road deaths in the world. The most dangerous roads in Africa are in Malawi with 35 deaths per 100 0000 people.
WHO also reported that South Africa has the most deaths associated with drinking and driving.
It was also noted that Johannesburg has some of the most dangerous roads in the world.
According to Arrive Alive, one of the leading causes of death on the roads in Johannesburg is due to drivers who refuse to wear their seatbelts.
Top 15 Most Dangerous Roads in The World
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