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Countries with the worst drivers in the world

August 12, 2014 08:39 IST

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You better be praying for life if you have to drive in certain countries, especially in popular tourist spots such as Malaysia and Thailand.

The University of Michigan recently did a study to find out the nations that have the worst road deaths. India is ranked 76, China (44), and US (97). The safest place to drive a car is Maldives, which is ranked 193.

Let’s find out countries that have the highest rate of road accidents.

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Image: An unidentified artwork, showing a crashed car in the pavement.
Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

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Ethiopia

Rank: 20

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 28

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Image: Cars drive out of an underpass in Addis Ababa.
Photographs: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters
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Yemen

Rank: 19

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 28

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Image: Blood stains are seen on the ground near a damaged car.
Photographs: Mohamed Al-Sayaghi/Reuters
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El Salvador

Rank: 18

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 29

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Image: Spanish priest Antonio Rodriguez (L) walks into the Central Bureau of Investigation with a police investigator in San Salvador.
Photographs: Jessica Orellana/Reuters
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Malaysia

Rank: 17

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 30

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Photographs: Samsul Said/Reuters
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Mozambique

Rank: 16

Fatality rates per 100,000 population from leading causes of death:

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Image: Supporters of the opposition MDM party wave placards while travelling in a vehicle in the capital Maputo.
Photographs: Grant Lee Neuenbur/Reuters

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Lesotho

Rank: 15

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 30

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Photographs: Reuters
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Djibouti

Rank: 14

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 30

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Photographs: Reuters
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Belize

Rank: 13

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 31

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Image: A man rides a buggy in the main square in San Pedro.
Photographs: Henry Romero
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Mongolia

Rank: 12

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 31

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Image: Cars drive past a branch of Golomt Bank in Ulan Bator.
Photographs: Mareike Guensche/Reuters
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Central African Republic

Rank: 11

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 32

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Photographs: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

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Iraq

Rank: 10

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 32

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Photographs: Reuters
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Dominican Republic

Rank: 9

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 32

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Image: An immigrant child from Haiti cleans the windshield of a car before asking for money on the streets of Santo Domingo.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Malawi

Rank: 8

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 32

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Photographs: Reuters
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Congo

Rank: 7

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 34

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Image: Congolese children sit on a back of a car in Kinshasa.
Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Venezuela

Rank: 6

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 35

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Image: People surround a destroyed car in the slum of Petar.
Photographs: Edwin Montilva/Reuters
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Swaziland

Rank: 5

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 36

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Image: A group of young girls return, after cutting reeds, to their camp at Ludzidzini.
Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
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Sudan

Rank: 4

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 36

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Image: A contestant prepares to participate in the first youth driving skills competition at the Autocross Sudan events in Khartoum.
Photographs: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters
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Iran

Rank: 3

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 38

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Image: Police stand near damaged cars.
Photographs: Sharif Karim/Reuters
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Thailand

Rank: 2

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 44

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Image: Cars are seen stuck in a traffic jam at Rama 9 road in Bangkok.
Photographs: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
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Namibia

Rank: 1

Fatality rate per 100,000 population from road crashes: 45

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Photographs: Reuters
Tags: Namibia

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