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Sadness: Greece is the fifth most dangerous country in the world for a driver or passenger

Sadness: Greece is the fifth most dangerous country in the world for a driver or passenger

A dismal fifth place out of 60 countries went to Greece, in a poll conducted by Global Positioning Specialists, a website covering the issues of cars, theft trackers and navigation. Despite the decrease in the number of deaths resulting from traffic accidents, Greece's position remains bad.

“There is no doubt that drivers, especially in underdeveloped areas, face the dangerous task of navigating dangerous roads.” Thus begins the dedication of the site from Australia, where Greece ranked fifth overall.

Greece ranked fifth in vehicle-related crimes, 27th in deaths, and 26th in road quality.

The criteria were deaths per 100,000 people, vehicle-related crimes (full and partial theft, attempted theft) and road surface quality. Fortunately, the total traffic accidents, with or without injuries and road damage, were not counted, because Greece's situation would then have been worse.

Criteria and countries that won the sad first places

GPS investigated road quality, road fatalities and vehicle theft statistics in 60 of the world's most car-dependent countries. Aim to find the worst countries to be a driver or passenger.

Each country was given a score for each factor based on its national statistics – with countries with high rates of road deaths and crime and low road quality scores topping the list. Greece ranked fifth in vehicle-related crimes (227 thefts per 100,000 drivers), 27th in deaths (9.1 per 100,000 people), and 26th in road quality (4.3/7).

The country's worst performance was fifth in partial and total thefts, followed by 26th in road quality and 27th in deaths per 100,000 people. Moldova ranked first in poor road quality with a ratio of 2.1/7 (7 is the best ratio), and Uruguay in car theft with 503 thefts per 100,000 inhabitants, while Thailand ranked first “black” on the list, with 36 thefts. 1 death per 100,000 people. In order, Lebanon ranked worst, then Uruguay, then Colombia, followed by Costa Rica, and “Blue and White” came in fifth place.

The United States ranked 11th where the high quality of the road surface has proven to be life-saving.

The deadliest country on the list

Despite ranking 19th overall, Thailand had the highest road fatality rate, at 36.2 deaths per 100,000 population, making it the most dangerous country in terms of road fatalities. Thanks to much better scores for vehicle crime and road conditions, Thailand barely made it into the top 20, although it still doesn't look like a great place to go on a trip.

Colombia ranked third as the most dangerous country to drive in, after taking two top spots in the top ten: fatality rates, which ranked 10th, and road quality, which ranked third. Moldova ranked first for the worst road quality.

Greece's first place in Europe and fifth place in the world is largely due to frequent vehicle thefts. The United States, which ranked 12th most dangerous country to drive in, came out with a traffic fatality rate of 10.6 deaths per 100,000 residents. The United States also has the sixth highest rate of auto theft at 216 thefts per 100,000 residents.