Auto Road Service | Resources for Road Safety Overseas

You may find yourself driving overseas at some point in your life. Here’s where to get international road safety information.

The US State Department’s website has a resoure section especially for Americans who find themselves driving overseas. From their site:

An estimated 1.17 million deaths occur each year worldwide due to road accidents. The majority of these deaths, about 70 percent, occur in developing countries. Sixty-five percent of deaths involve pedestrians and 35 percent of pedestrian deaths are children. Over 10 million people are crippled or injured each year.

It is estimated that more than 200 U.S. citizens die each year due to road accidents abroad.

The majority of road crash victims (injuries and fatalities) in developing countries are not the motor vehicle occupants, but pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists and non-motor vehicles (NMV) occupants. U.S. citizens are urged to review the Road Safety segment of Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs Consular Information Sheets and the country-specific links below for any country in which you intend to drive or travel by road as a passenger.

You can find the country-specific information linked from their Roadside Safety Overseas section.

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