How it works:
- Traffic fatality rate (WHO’s data):
- 7.5 per 100,000 inhabitants per year
- Global rank of #144 (very safe) – 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) report
- Watch out for:
- Unlit roads and vehicles not signalling
- Insufficient or confusing road signs
- Many and old and poorly maintained vehicles on the road
- Roaming livestock on roads in rural areas
- Secondary roads are poorly maintained and with potholes
- Beware of cyclists
- Other transport:
- Official taxis are reliable, but unlicensed taxis can be dangerous
- Co-Co taxis or motorcycle taxis are unsafe
- Guaguas are generally crowded and unreliable
What to do:
- Check the latest media reports and weather forecast.
- Stay alert, wear seatbelts, keep doors locked and windows up.
- Travelscams.org’s Travel Safety Monitor (TraSM) can track road safety (e.g. roadblocks, road works, traffic disruptions, disruptions to public transport) and more for you. Click to learn more.
- World Health Organization (WHO) – Global Status Report on Road Safety (2015)
- U.S. Department of State travel advisory
- UK Government foreign travel advice
- Government of Canada travel advisory
- Australia Government travel advice