How it works:
- Traffic fatality rate (WHO’s data):
- 16.6 per 100,000 inhabitants per year
- #88 highest globally (relatively unsafe) – 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) report
- Watch out for:
- Drivers often run red lights
- Roads are poorly maintained with lack of signage.
- Vehicles travel without lights and lack of street lighting
- Heavy traffic and main roads generally only have two lanes
- All kinds of users on the road, such as overloaded trucks and buses, pedestrians, livestock, camel carts, horse riders, elephant riders, scooters, cars
- Other transport:
- Public buses and trains are usually overcrowded and poorly maintained.
- Boats may not contain safety equipment.
What to do:
- Check the latest media reports and weather forecast.
- Stay alert, wear seatbelts, keep doors locked and windows up.
- To move around, use official taxis or arranged taxis rather than motorbikes.
- Avoid travelling outside urban centers after dark.
- 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