Ranking Countries for Road Safety – the ‘Per Capita’ Rate, 2015

Deaths per 100,000 Population

  1.   2.3   Norway
  2.   2.6   Sweden
  3.   2.9* UK
  4.   3.0   Switzerland
  5.   3.1    Netherlands
  6.   3.2   Denmark
  7.   3.6* Spain
  8.   3.6   Ireland
  9.   3.8   Israel
  10.   3.8   Japan
  11.   4.3   Germany
  12.   4.7   Finland
  13.   5.1    Australia
  14.   5.3    Iceland
  15.   5.4* Canada
  16.   5.4   France
  17.   5.5   Austria
  18.   5.6   Italy
  19.   5.7   Slovenia
  20.   6.0   Luxembourg
  21.   6.1*  Portugal
  22.   6.6   Hungary
  23.   6.7   Belgium
  24.   6.9   Czech Republic
  25.   7.0   Greece
  26.   7.0   New Zealand
  27.   7.6   Poland
  28.   8.3   Lithuania
  29.   9.1   Korea
  30. 10.2* USA
  31. 11.9    Chile
  32. 12.4    Argentina

What does this mean in relation to the USA?

Sadly the seemingly small numbers listed above are very misleading.        If America (10.2) could match the per capita fatality rate of the leading country (Norway, at 2.3), an astonishing 25,308 American lives would have been saved in 2015 alone – and a similar number every year – and an vastly larger quantity of injuries would have been avoided or have been less serious.

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At the time of posting, 2015 was the most recently available data.

* represents data from the previous year

Also see: Ranking Countries for Road Safety – the ‘Per Vehicles‘ Rate, 2015

Source: IRTAD data as shown on 21 June, 2017, at: http://www.compareyourcountry.org/road-safety

Author: EddieWren

Eddie Wren is the CEO and Chief Instructor at Advanced Drivers of North America. His driver safety background is given at: http://www.advanceddrivers.com/ceochief-instructors-resumecvbio/

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