Countries with the Most Traffic-Related Deaths

We have a list of countries by total traffic-related deaths. Can you name them?
According to a WHO report via Wikipedia
Rate = Deaths per 100,000 vehicles
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Last updated: October 3, 2016
First submittedFebruary 13, 2016
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Deaths
Rate
Country
261,367
104
China
238,562
130
India
41,059
50
Brazil
38,279
37
Indonesia
35,621
615
Nigeria
34,064
13
United States
27,025
53
Russia
Deaths
Rate
Country
25,781
284
Pakistan
24,896
93
Iran
24,237
75
Thailand
23,837
4984
Ethiopia
22,419
6405
DR Congo
22,419
55
Vietnam
21,316
1020
Bangladesh
Deaths
Rate
Country
16,211
1073
Tanzania
15,062
43
Mexico
13,273
134
South Africa
12,891
641
Kenya
10,809
251
Myanmar
10,466
149
Egypt
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Level 81
Oct 2, 2016
Two hours ago, I had a semi-truck blindly merge into my lane. One hour ago, I had a deer step out into the road in front of me on a dark highway. Grateful to be taking this quiz rather than being part of the statistics!
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2016
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Level 84
Oct 14, 2016
Stop taking quizzes while you're driving!
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Level 52
Oct 14, 2016
hueheue
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Level 82
Dec 6, 2017
Survived much worse than that every day in Saudi Arabia. Worst drivers in the world possibly excepting Egypt.
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Level 62
Jan 19, 2020
I would also suggest Syria. Arab males have something wrong in their heads about motor vehicles. But from what I learnt on some documentaries and from friends accounts, India is considered the most dangerous place in the world to drive a car.
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Level 82
Jan 19, 2020
I've been on the roads in India. Saudi and Egypt were much worse. I've never been to Syria. But... oddly... in Jordan it seemed like people there were driving the opposite of how they drive in Saudi just south of the border: leisurely rolling down the highway at 40 mph sometimes.
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Level 72
Jan 30, 2021
You don't have to dodge cows in Syria. On the other hand, IEDs are less of a problem in India than in parts of Syria.
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Level 66
Mar 16, 2021
^Can confirm that South Asian countries are pretty bad. Haven't been to India, but the traffic in Bangladesh is an absolute nightmare. People don't care at all about driving safe--it's like a free for all, where whoever goes the fastest and swerves the most (so basically whoever drives the worst) is safest. Rickshaws and mini-taxis everywhere and people walking on the roads just make it worse.

If the DRC's traffic fatality is 6 times worse than Bangladesh, I don't even want to imagine what that's like.

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Level 66
Mar 16, 2021
Oh, except looking at it again I've realized that this quiz counts the rate based on number of vehicles. Car ownership is pretty low in Bangladesh (most people, especially in the city, use rickshaws or mini-taxis as I mentioned), so that may be a factor contributing to its high number. When I sort it as a rate per 100,000 inhabitants, Bangladesh actually comes in below the global average and just above the United States.

In contrast, even though Saudi Arabia is not very high on a vehicular basis (I'm guessing due to high rates of car ownership), it's one of the top non-African countries on a population basis.

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Level 65
Oct 3, 2016
Side note: The top 20 countries by deaths per 100,000 vehicles are all in Africa!
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Level 76
Oct 4, 2016
It's basically just list all the populous developing countries you can think of plus USA.
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Level 47
Oct 14, 2016
I think of it on a population basis, focusing on Africa.
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Level 70
Oct 14, 2016
Good quiz, if you like this try my 'The 20 Countries with the Lowest 'Road Vehicle Death Rate'
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Level 62
Oct 14, 2016
Another reason not to go to the DR Congo.
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Level 60
Jun 30, 2020
Cool, one fewer bigot to deal with.
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Level 55
Sep 30, 2020
Is it bigoted to not want to go to a country where there's a good chance you'll be killed in a road traffic collision?
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Level 67
Oct 14, 2016
Oh, it's the rate that lists number of deaths per 100 000 vehicles! I was thinking that, woah, there are twice as many traffic accident deaths as there are cars in China and India.
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Level 72
Oct 14, 2016
Side note: Notice how Saudi Arabia wasn't on the list? It's because women aren't allowed to drive there.

In case you can't tell, I'm joking!!

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Level 65
Oct 15, 2016
Hahahaha
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Level 82
Jul 5, 2018
Not joking: driving in Saudi Arabia is an unending nightmare. I remarked so many times in total earnestness if they were going to ban one sex from driving it should have been the other way around.
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Level 53
Mar 4, 2019
In my experience, in Saudi, there is on average 1 more lane of cars than lanes on the road. 4 lane highway, 5 lanes of traffic.
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Level 82
Jan 19, 2020
yes. And in Egypt I think they try to fit in +3. I was only driving around Cairo for a long weekend and got sideswiped more times than I recall.
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Level 70
Oct 16, 2016
Got them all, apart from America lol. I had discounted all the 'western' countries as I assumed road safety, modern cars and the like would mean accidents were lower than in the R.O.W, apparently not.

I know America is a massive Country, in size and population, but that still surprised me.

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Level 82
Dec 6, 2017
They've got by far the lowest rate of any country on this list... just high in overall numbers because there are lots of people and lots of cars and Americans like to drive.
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Level 74
Oct 14, 2018
That's true, but it's odd company for the US to keep and is still astonishingly high. UK road deaths are about 1800 a year with about a fifth of the population, so that should translate to 9000 for the US.
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Level 59
Jan 19, 2020
More than 80% of US adults personally drive most days in a week. My guess is that's able to higher than most other countries. Plus, we take 'road trips', whereas Europe tends to take trains.
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Level 24
Oct 27, 2016
Most of them are in africa
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Level 74
Dec 3, 2016
Somehow, whenever Tanzania is in a quiz, Kenya is there as well. They seem to be best country buddies.
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Level 62
Mar 29, 2017
BFFS
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Level 82
Dec 6, 2017
They're right next to each other.
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Level 71
Dec 24, 2017
They say Russians are bad drivers, and then there's DRC.
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Level 14
Aug 23, 2018
Downvoted because answer to quiz wasn't Chad
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Level 64
Oct 4, 2018
Less traffic laws and more like traffic "guidelines"
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Level 65
Aug 28, 2019
Don’t forget to wear a helmet!
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Level ∞
Oct 25, 2019
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Level ∞
Oct 25, 2019
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Level 82
Jan 19, 2020
witnessed this and worse firsthand.
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Level 55
Jan 19, 2020
Dang, how could I have missed China? Especially the number one answer. Just so obvious.
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Level 55
Jan 20, 2020
4 seconds left... lol
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Level 74
Jan 20, 2020
A far better stat, but not practically possible, would be fatalities per mile traveled. In most countries of Africa, only a few rich people own cars. Other people, to the extent that they travel by motor vehicles, do so mostly on very dangerous taxis or buses that log many many miles over their lifetimes. So if we can't have that data, we should at least take the numbers in a few places (like DRC and Ethiopia) with a grain of salt. I'm not saying the roads are safe. (I know from personal experience, they aren't.) But oddly, as others have mentioned, Jordanian drivers are an island of sanity. Why is that?
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Level 69
Jan 21, 2020
Nobody commenting on how ridiculous it is that the rate for the DRC is 6,400/100,000 (i.e. 6.4%)?
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Level 66
Mar 10, 2020
Yes, I noticed that: not all those rate figures are correct. Totals seem to be, as far as one can tell.
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2021
My two first guesses were CAR and Mad @ gas car. Unfortunately, neither paid off.