Motor vehicle accidents are one of the major causes of death globally, with rates highest in the developing world.

The most common victims of roadside accidents and deaths are “vulnerable road users,” a term which includes pedestrians, cyclists, or operators of other two-wheeled vehicles.

Around 3,000 car accidents occur every day around the world.

Alcohol and other drugs are found to be a contributing cause in up to 22% of vehicles accidents on the world’s highways and byways.

Automobile-related deaths rank as the 11th most common cause of death in many places, particularly developing countries, with young people in the age groups from 5 to 24 years old possessing the highest risks.

At a rate of 73.4 deaths per 100,000 people, Libya by far has the highest incidence of car accidents of anywhere in the world.

Below are the Countries With The Highest Road Traffic Death Rate,
their Ranks and Car Accident Deaths (Per 100,000 Inhabitants)
1 Libya                 73.4
2 Thailand           36.2
3 Malawi.             35.0
4 Liberia.             33.7
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo                    33.2
6 Tanzania .         32.9
7 Central African Republic 32.4
8 Iran                     32.1
9 Rwanda.             32.1
10 Mozambique   31.6
11 São Tomé and Príncipe 31.1
12 Togo                   31.1
13 Burkina Faso   30.0
14 Gambia             29.4
15 Dominican Republic 29.3
16 Kenya                29.1
17 Madagascar.     28.4
18 Lesotho             28.2
19 Zimbabwe        28.2
20 Benin                  27.7
21 Cameroon.         27.6
22 Guinea-Bissau  27.5
23 Saudi Arabia     27.4
24 Uganda               27.4
25 Guinea.               27.3

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