KUCHING: An online driver’s education company, Zutobi, has ranked Malaysia as the eighth most dangerous country to drive in.
According to data by Zutobi, Malaysia recorded an overall safety driving score of only 5.63 out of 10.
The top 10 most dangerous countries in the world to drive in included Thailand, India, Argentina, and the United States, with South Africa being the worst.
“Thailand has the most road traffic deaths out of all countries on the list, with 32.2 road traffic deaths per 100,000 people,” it said.
Meanwhile, Malaysia recorded 22.5 scores for road traffic deaths per 100,000 of its population, the second-highest in the list. South Africa, fared better, with a score of 22.2.
“Iceland has the least amount of road traffic-related deaths per 100,000 people. There are an estimated two road traffic deaths per 100,000 and the number has been declining since 2019,” it said.
However, Malaysia has the lowest amount of alcohol-related road deaths, at just 0.1%, despite being among the countries with the most relaxed legal BAC limit, at 0.08%, for drivers
BAC, which stands for blood alcohol concentration, refers to the percent of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream. In Malaysia, a person is legally intoxicated if they have a BAC of 0.08% or higher.