Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Worst Driving 2006 World Cup   posted by dobeln @ 10/22/2006 10:20:00 AM

Traffic is a major killer all around the world. Still, some places have a worse reputation than others when it comes to reckless driving. Luckily, a new study goes beyond mere prejudice in detailing how accident prone various immigrant groups are here in good ol' Sweden.

Short version: The Middle East and North Africa take the trophy this year by far. African males are almost competitive, but African women hold them back by being among the safest drivers around (even when adjusting for the number of driver's licences they hold).

And for those who want to see how their group stacks up, here are the key findings from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (rolls off your tongue nicely...):

Click the image for a more readable version.

You can find the entire report (in English) with plenty of tables and OLS goodness here.