Friday, 17 October 2008

Road Death Stats

"In 2007, Trinidad and Tobago suffered 208 road deaths or 19.9 per 100,000 of its population. Twenty of those deaths were children. This is a frightening statistic when you compare it with similar figures from other parts of the world:

Trinidad: 19.9 deaths per 100,000
USA: 13.6 deaths per 100,000
Mexico: 10.2 deaths per 100,000
Ireland: 8.2 deaths per 100,000
Australia: 7.7 deaths per 100,000
UK: 4.9 deaths per 100,000

In other words, when driving in T&T you are four times as likely to be killed in a fatal accident than when driving in the UK, twice as likely as when driving in Mexico."

From today's "Guardian" Newspaper.

5 comments:

LceeL said...

I'll be sure to wear my iron underwear if and when I ever get to T&T.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Okay, so one thing better about living here...

eye in de sky said...

Would not believe the driving on Maurs, anything goes, I wonder what the statistics are like here?

Islandgirl said...

just watch out for those camel crossings!

Islandgirl said...

or the HUMPS in the road! KYAH KYAH KYAH