Asia Road Safety Data

Globally, around 90% of traffic deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, which have 82% of the world’s population but only 54% of registered vehicles. The connection between income and road safety is also found in Asia. Singapore has some of the safest roads in the world, while Asia’s emerging economies are lagging behind when it comes to road safety Throughout the Asian region a high number of lives are lost each year in road accidents and the cost of these accidents is serving as a drag on economic growth.
Country Population Number of Registered Cars Number of Registered Motorcycles Estimated Traffic Deaths (2014)* Traffic Deaths Per 100,000 Population* GDP Lost to Traffic Accidents
Thailand 67,010,502 11,829,221 19,169,418 24,237 36.2 3.0%
Malaysia 29,716,965 10,689,450 11,087,878 7,129 24.0 1.5%
Myanmar 53,259,018 386,049 3,712,220 10,809 20.3 0.5%
China 1,385,566,537 137,406,846 95,326,238 261,367 18.8 NA
Cambodia 15,135,169 67,645 2,068,937 2,635 17.4 2.1%
Indonesia 249,965,631 10,838,592 86,253,257 38,279 15.3 3.1%
Laos 6,769,727 272,493 1,120,670 971 14.3 2.7%
Philippines 98,393,574 3,009,116 4,250,667 10,379 10.5 2.6%
Singapore 5,411,737 763,008 144,934 197 3.6 0.5%

*World Health Organization - 2015