Bulgaria has the EU’s deadliest roads
The Road death rate in Bulgaria was the highest in the EU in 2016, according to figures released by the European Commission.
Driving is considered very hazardous due to several factors, and the fatality rate is high. Leading causes include speeding, overtaking where unsafe to do so, drink-driving, drivers are quite aggressive, infrastructures are poor, with the road systems throughout the country largely unfinished. The road fatality rate in Bulgaria in 2016 was 99 per million inhabitants, almost double the EU average of 50. The country had the weakest road safety record in the EU, followed by Romania with 97 per million, Serbia (86), Latvia 80 and Poland, 79.