CRASH ALLEY: The Countries Where You're Most Likely To Die In A Car Accident

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Hands in the 10-and-2 position. Stay off your mobile phone.You’ve heard it a million times. But, it could come in handy.According to the World Health organisation, Eritrea has the most estimated road deaths in proportion to its population.

The latest figures, from 2009, were released as part of the organisation’s Decade of Action for Road Safety, which spans from 2011 to 2020. The next set of data will be released in 2012.

We’ve broken down how many road deaths countries had per 100,000 people, according to WHO estimates.

#25 Sao Tome and Principe

Population: 157,638

Number of registered vehicles:1,219

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 33.0

Source: WHO

#24 South Africa

Population: 4,8576,763

Number of registered vehicles: 9,237,574

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 33.2

Source: WHO

#23 Madagascar

Population: 19,683,358

Number of registered vehicles: 197,981

Road deaths per 100,000 (estimated): 33.7

Source: WHO

#22 Botswana

Population: 1,881,504

Number of registered vehicles: 293,755

Road deaths per 100,000 (estimated): 33.8

Source: WHO

#21 Jordan

Population: 5,924,245

Number of registered vehicles: 841,933

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 34.2

Source: WHO

#20 Chad

Population: 10,780,571

Number of registered vehicles: 124,088

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 34.3

Source: WHO

#19 The United Republic of Tanzania

Population: 40,453,513

Number of registered vehicles: 577,949

Road deaths per 100,000 (estimated): 34.3

Source: WHO

#18 Guinea-Bissau

Population: 1,695,043

Number of registered vehicles: 57,839

Road deaths per 100,000 (estimated): 34.4

Source: WHO

#17 Kenya

Population: 37,537,716

Number of registered vehicles: 1,004,243

Road deaths: 34.4

Source: WHO

#16 Tunisia

Population: 10,327,285

Number of registered vehicles: 1,244,918

Road deaths per 100,000 (estimated): 34.5

Source: WHO

#15 The Sudan

Population: 38,560,488

Number of registered vehicles: 1,200,000

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 34.7

Source: WHO

#14 Mozambique

Population: 21,396,916

Number of registered vehicles: 258,680

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 34.7

Source: WHO

#13 Ethiopia

Population: 83,099,190

Number of registered vehicles: 244,257

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 35.0

Source: WHO

#12 Mauritania

Population: 3,123,813

Number of registered vehicles: 350,000

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 35.5

Source: WHO

#11 Islamic Republic of Iran

Population: 71,208,384

Number of registered vehicles: 17,000,000

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 35.8

Source: WHO

#10 The Gambia

Population: 1,708,681

Number of registered vehicles: 14,450

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 36.6

Source: WHO

#9 The United Arab Emirates

Population: 4,380,439

Number of registered vehicles: 1,754,420

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 37.1

Source: WHO

#8 The Niger

Population: 14,225,521

Number of registered vehicles: 76,061

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 37.7

Source: WHO

#7 Angola

Population: 17,024,084

Number of registered vehicles: 671,060

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 37.7

Source: WHO

#6 Iraq

Population: 28,993,374

Number of registered vehicles: 2,242,269

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 38.1

Source: WHO

#5 Afghanistan

Population: 27,145,275

Number of registered vehicles: 731,607

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 39.0

Source: WHO

#4 The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Population: 6,160,483

Number of registered vehicles: 1,826,533

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 40.5

Source: WHO

#3 Egypt

Population: 75,497,913

Number of registered vehicles: 430,000

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 41.6

Source: WHO

#2 Cook Islands

Population: 13,325

Number of registered vehicles: 10,692

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 45.0

Source: WHO

#1 Eritrea

Population: 4,850,763

Number of registered vehicles: 60,849

Road deaths per 100,000 people (estimated): 48.4

Source: WHO

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