Most dangerous locations to drive
Driving in the USA is twice as dangerous as driving on Australian roads.
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We looked at the most common countries our users get travel insurance quotes for and contrasted that with the BITRE data. We found that 10 out of the top 20 countries for finder.com.au travel insurance customers were on this list.
Of those popular destinations, the United States was the by far the most dangerous place to drive, with 10.2 road deaths per 100,000. That figure was more than twice that for travellers on Australian roads, which was 4.9 road deaths per 100,000.
The United Kingdom was the lowest on the list for the top 10 most travelled destinations by finder.com.au users, with only 2.9 road deaths per 100,000.
The good news for travellers is that the death tolls for these countries have been steadily trending downwards over the last 25 years.
The full list of the 32 OECD countries and their road tolls is available in our travel insurance for car accidents article.