Countries with the highest motorcycle-related death rate in the world
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Countries with the highest motorcycle death rate in the world: Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle-related death rates. In particular, Thailand is in the lead and Vietnam is not on the list.
Not only Vietnam, but there are still many countries in the world where motorcycles occupy more than 50% of the total number of vehicles. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just published the list of the 10 countries with the highest percentage of road traffic deaths involving motorcycles. Among them, there are 4 countries in Southeast Asia but Vietnam does not appear on the list.
1. Thailand: 74.4% - this Southeast Asian country has about 20.5 million registered motorcycles. The government also asked motorcyclists to wear the helmet and set strict quality standards. However, there are only 51% drivers and 20% of people sitting behind wear the helmet. This is why Thailand has a road accident mortality rate of 74.4%, the highest in the world.
2. Indonesia: 73.6% - just behind Thailand, in this ranking, there is also a country in Southeast Asia: Indonesia. The mortality rate from motorcycle-related road accidents in Indonesia is 73.6%. Unlike Thailand, Indonesia does not require motorcyclists to wear the helmet when they participate in traffic, but 71% of drivers wear it. Indonesia is also one of the largest motorcycle markets in the world.
3. Cambodia: 73.5% - Cambodia is the third country in the world with the highest motorcycle mortality rate. There are a total of 2,714,193 motorcycles registered throughout the country. As in Indonesia, Cambodia does not oblige motorcyclists to wear helmets. In particular, 70% of motorcyclists wear it during the day when there are more police checks while this rate is only 43% at night. In addition, people sitting behind rarely wear a helmet, about 30% during the day and 13% at night.
4. Republic of Togo: 71.6% - The Republic of Togo in West Africa has 45,341 registered motorcycles, but occupies 66% of the total number of vehicles in this country. The Togolese Republic does not require the wearing of the helmet when driving the motorcycle, the proportion of people wearing a helmet has not been determined. However, with 71.6% of people killed as a result of road accidents related to the motorcycle, Togo is one of the countries where traffic is the most dangerous.
5. Dominican Republic: 67% - The Dominican Republic has nearly 2.1 million motorcycles on the road, accounting for 54% of the total number of vehicles in the whole country. The helmet is not mandatory for two-wheelers, which means that only 27% of drivers and 2% of rear passengers wear the helmet. Up to 67% of fatal road accidents are motorcycle related in the Dominican Republic. In 2013, the Dominican Republic was ranked in the country where the death rate from road accidents is the highest in the world.
6. Myanmar: 64.8% - Myanmar is the fourth country in Southeast Asia to be included on this list, with 64.8% of road deaths involving motorcycles. There are nearly 5.4 million motorcycles out of 6.3 million vehicles in circulation in Myanmar. This country forces people to wear the helmet when driving the motorcycle, but there is no regulation on the quality of the helmets. Only 32% of drivers and 27% of passengers wear the helmet when participating in traffic.
7. Republic of Benin: 56.5% - The Republic of Benin is a neighboring country of Togo, located in West Africa. The country has 469,761 vehicles, of which 195,157 are motorcycles. Like Myanmar, the country does not have quality standards for helmets. The percentage of people wearing the helmet during traffic is 25% (drivers) and 1% (passengers). This extremely low rate means that the Republic of Benin has 56.5% of deaths due to road accidents related to the motorcycle.
8. Colombia: 52.5%: Colombia in South America has 7.5 million motorcycles, accounting for 55% of the total number of vehicles. In Colombia, people drive motorbikes freely on the road without wearing a helmet. But 96% of drivers and 80% of passengers wear the helmet when riding a motorcycle. The rate of wearing the helmet in Colombia is the highest in this '' blacklist ''. However, 52.5% of motorcycle fatalities remain on the road.
9. Paraguay: 52.2% - Out of a total of 1.8 million vehicles registered in Paraguay, 567,388 are motorcycles. Paraguay's Highway Code is also very strict, forcing bikers to wear quality helmets. Although motorcycles account for only 30% of vehicles on the road, the proportion of motorcycle-related road deaths is 52.2%.
10. Sri Lanka: 50.8% - Sri Lanka is one of the countries where road conditions are complicated. The country has nearly 6.8 million vehicles whose motorcycles represent 71% of the total, or 4.8 million units. The helmet is not mandatory in Sri Lanka but 95% motorcyclists wear it. However, with a large number of vehicles, 50.8% of fatal road accidents are related to the motorcycle in Sri Lanka.