Don Karl Juravin (JURAVIN RESEARCH) compares the latest available statistics: USA Vs. Europe’s top countries (Germany, France, Italy) Vs. Israel relative per 100K population (lower is better)
Annual Deaths (Absolute Numbers)
Assuming the population of USA 321 million, Israel 8.4 million, Euro-top 210 million (Germany 82 million, France 67 million, Italy 61 million).
Which Country is the Safest to Drive?
Comparing USA Vs. Europe’s top countries (Germany, France, Italy) Vs. Israel
WINNER-SAFEST in Traffic Accident Deaths: ISRAEL
- Israel‘s deaths from road traffic injuries are 1.61 times safer than the world average
- Israel’s deaths from road traffic injuries are 1.44 times safer than Euro-top
- Israel’s deaths from road traffic injuries are 2.94 times safer than the USA
World Traffic Accident Death Key Factors
- The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set an ambitious target of halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020.
- GDP cost of car accidents: Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.
- Vulnerable road users: More than 50% of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
- Mobile phone usage while driving: Drivers using mobile phones are 4 times more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers not using a mobile phone.
- Using a phone while driving slows reaction times (notably braking reaction time, but also a reaction to traffic signals), and makes it difficult to keep in the correct lane, and to keep the correct following distances.
- Hands-free phones are not much safer than hand-held phone sets, and texting considerably increases the risk of a crash.
- Seat-belt wearing reduces the risk of death among front-seat passengers by 40?65% and can reduce deaths among rear-seat car occupants by 25?75%.
- Only 57% of countries require seat-belts to be used in cars by both front-seat and rear-seat passengers (38% of low-income countries, 54% of middle-income countries and 83% of high-income countries).
- The use of child restraints (which includes infant seats, child seats, and booster seats) can reduce deaths of infants by as much as 70% and deaths of small children by between 54% and 80% in the event of a crash.
Registered research DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2551844, 10.5281/zenodo.2567780
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