Canadian roads made it into the top
half of a survey of 33 countries’ roads for safety, according to a
story in visordown.com.
The United Kingdom’s roads, with just
3.8 fatalities per 100,000 people in 2009, were the safest, according
to the survey published by the International Transport Forum of
Malaysian roads were the most
dangerous, wtih 23.8 fatalities per 100,000. Canadian roads sit at
14th safest, surrounded by Spain (safer) and France (not).
is just one worse than France, and the United States, with 11.1
deaths per 100,000, sits near the bottom, with the 7th most dangerous
roads. Only Poland, Korea, Cambodia, Greece, Argentina, and Malaysia
are more dangerous than America for drivers.
The report also said that motorcycle
crashes in the U.K. were down while the total number of motorcycles
on the road was higher.
See visordown for more.