UK roads among the safest in world

Britain's drivers are among the safest in the world, an international transport watchdog has revealed.

According to the Paris-based International Transport Forum's findings, the number of people killed in traffic accidents in Britain is the lowest out of 33 countries surveyed in what they described as a "record decade for road safety".

And it would seem that there has been a significant fall in road deaths across the world, with 30 countries registering a decline in fatalities.

The dramatic decrease could lead to cheapercar insurance quotes as Britain's drivers now rank amongst the safest in the world.

Last year, there were 3.8 road deaths in Britain per 100,000 inhabitants, while Malaysia had the highest death toll with 23.8.

Steep declines were also reported in Spain, Portugal and France, while America enjoyed its lowest road death toll for 60 years, with 11.1 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

In terms of road fatalities per billion kilometres driven, the risk of dying in a road accident was least in Sweden (5.1), followed by the UK (5.2) and Switzerland (5.6), while Korea recorded 20.1 deaths, the Czech Republic (19.4) and Malaysia (17.7) at the other end of the spectrum.

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