Last summer we analyzed the World Health Organizations (WHO) comprehensive study of road hazards across the world.   The report showed that the differences in fatalities in the analyzed countries were a result of road safety laws and the resources necessary to support them.  Some countries don’t have the road and traffic patterns necessary to manage the large volume of travelers.  The New York Times shows that the road death statistics in India are increasing dramatically while other countries, such as China, are seeing their numbers decline.

Improvements can be made in the form of more strictly enforced safety laws, better roadways, and paths for pedestrians and bikers that will keep them from having to share the already congested roads with careless drivers in unsafe vehicles. 

Before you hit the road this summer, find out what to expect on the roads in your host country.

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