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Cyprus 25th in list with more dangerous countries to drive in

According to a report of the World Health Organization, Cyprus is in the 25th position in the list with the most dangerous countries to drive in.

Specifically, Cyprus has an average of 5.9 deaths from road accidents per 100,000 population while Greece is in the 22nd position with 6.5 deaths.

Road traffic crashes result in the deaths of approximately 1.35 million people around the world each year and leave between 20 and 50 million people with non-fatal injuries. More than half of all road traffic deaths and injuries involve vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and their passengers.

The young are particularly vulnerable on the world’s roads and road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5–29. Young males under 25 years are more likely to be involved in road traffic crashes than females, with 73% of all road traffic deaths occurring among young males in that age. Developing economies record higher rates of road traffic injuries, with 93% of fatalities coming from low- and middle-income countries.

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