Driving on European highways is not without danger. In 2022 alone, traffic accidents claimed around 20,634 lives and injured more than 1.13 million people. IIn our weekly ranking we show you the ten countries with the most dangerous highways in Europe.

Germany is the only country in Europe where there is no official speed limit on the motorway. Compared to the rest of the continent, the Federal Republic is in the middle. This is also revealed by a Statista calculation based on data from the European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO).

The list shows that driving on European highways with a speed limit is not without danger. But: For every billion kilometers driven, there were “only” 0.95 fatal accidents with speed limits. However, without a speed limit, there were 1.67 fatal accidents. Specifically, this means that without a speed limit, 75 percent more accidents occur.

The most dangerous highways in Europe

In order to create a corresponding ranking of the 27 member states of the European Union, the deaths were counted on a stretch of 1,000 kilometers of motorway. The analysts also took the generally applicable speed limit into account. However, the graphic shows that the current speed limit does not alone explain the high death rates.

Factors such as the condition of the roads, traffic density, alcohol consumption and the geographical characteristics of the individual countries also play a role. In the following ranking we show you the countries with the most dangerous highways in Europe.

10th place: Germany

Germany is in tenth place in the ranking of countries with the most dangerous highways in Europe. In this country it was happening at the time of the survey 23.9 deaths on 1,000 kilometers of highway. The German motorway network consists of a total of 13,200 kilometers. There is no speed limit on around 70 percent of them.

10th place: Germany. (Photo: Canva)

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2024/05/12/gefaehrlichsten-autobahnen-in-europa/

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