Top 10s

Top 10 dangerous countries to ride in

Where do two-wheelers make up the largest proportion of road casualties?

5: Dominican Republic: 67% of road fatalities are motorcyclists

Total registered vehicles: 3,854,038

Registered motorcycles: 2,096,196

Helmet law? Yes.

Helmet standards? No.

Helmet fastening required? No.

Helmet wearing rate: 27% (riders), 2% (passengers)

Lots of bikes in use – they account for 54% of all vehicles – but they’re involved in 67% of road deaths. Low helmet use despite a helmet law.

4: Togo: 71.6% of road fatalities are motorcyclists

Total registered vehicles: 64,118

Registered motorcycles: 45,341

Helmet law? Yes.

Helmet standards? Yes.

Helmet fastening required? No.

Helmet wearing rate: Unknown

Bikes are 66% of vehicles but account for 71.6% of road deaths.

3: Cambodia: 73.5% of road fatalities are motorcyclists

Total registered vehicles: 3,751,715

Registered motorcycles: 2,714,193

Helmet law? Yes.

Helmet standards? Yes.

Helmet fastening required? No.

Helmet wearing rate: 70% day – 43% night (riders), 30% day – 13% night (passengers)

Bikes are 72% of traffic and account for roughly the same proportion of deaths. Variable helmet use.

2: Indonesia: 73.6% of road fatalities are motorcyclists

Total registered vehicles: 128,398,594

Registered motorcycles: Unknown

Helmet law? Yes.

Helmet standards? Yes.

Helmet fastening required? No.

Helmet wearing rate: 71%

The ratio of bikes to cars isn’t known, but it’s sure to be massive as Indonesia is one of the world’s largest motorcycle markets.

1: Thailand: 74.4% of road fatalities are motorcyclists

Total registered vehicles: 37,338,139

Registered motorcycles: 20,497,296

Helmet law? Yes.

Helmet standards? Yes.

Helmet fastening required? Yes.

Helmet wearing rate: 51% (riders), 20% (passengers)

Bikes account for around 55% of Thailand’s vehicles and a whopping 74.4% of road fatalities.

Comments

Try India. After driving in there, Thailand feels like a first world country. Most indians find thai drivers very gentle. I am a quite surprised thailand is rated most dangerous.

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