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.


Unknown said…
I'll be sure to wear my iron underwear if and when I ever get to T&T.
Anonymous said…
Okay, so one thing better about living here...
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