How it works:
- Traffic fatality rate (WHO’s data):
- 20.1 per 100,000 inhabitants per year
- #68 highest globally (relatively unsafe) – 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) report
- Watch out for:
- Some roads are poorly maintained with potholes and without lights, crash barriers, guard rails and signs
- Pedestrians (lack of sidewalks), livestock (rural area), slow moving buses on trucks amidst the heavy traffic
- Many poorly maintained vehicles which break down
- Not adhering to traffic rules
- Heavy rain, mudslides or fog (mountainous roads)
- Public transportation:
- Buses (and bus stations) are targets of crime and generally unsafe (overcrowded, poorly maintained, lack safety belts, involved in many accidents).
What to do:
- Check the latest media reports and weather forecast.
- Stay alert, wear seatbelts, keep doors locked and windows up.
- Avoid travelling at night and avoid taking buses.
- Take radio taxis, official taxis (orange licence plates, orange and white registration numbers, taxi registration sticker displayed, security cameras and panic buttons installed) or use the Easy Taxi app.