Figures from the World Health Organisation have revealed Europe’s deadliest roads.
According to statistics from 2016, Russian roads have the highest rate of road deaths, while roads in Norway and Switzerland are the safest.
Russia averaged 18 deaths per 100,000 people (of which 23% involved alcohol). By comparison, Norway and Switzerland averaged just 2.7 deaths per 100,000 people – 135 and 216 road traffic deaths, respectively.
In the EU alone, eastern bloc countries see more road traffic deaths compared to western and northern European countries. Romania ranked the worst (10.3 deaths per 100,000 people).
According to the data, the wealth of a nation plays a role in the safety of its roads. For example, someone living in a middle-income country is three-times more likely to lose their life in a road traffic accident than someone who lives in a high-income country. This is likely to be down to less rigid traffic laws and poor infrastructure.
Read the full report on https://www.euronews.com/2018/12/07/which-countries-in-europe-have-the-deadliest-roads