Monday, February 4, 2019
Immigrants have a 270% higher risk of traffic accidents than Swedes
Immigrants from North-Africa and the Middle East with driver license are a shocking 270% more likely to be involved i traffic accidents, compared to drivers who are born in Sweden.
The Institute of roads and traffic in Sweden, VTI, have revealed that, Scientists from VTI will now start a comprehensive project to find what causes these dramatic differences in traffic behavior between Swedes and immigrants.
Although immigrants as a hole group are much more involved in accidents than Swedes, immigrants from North-Africa and the Middle East are the most dangerous ones on the Swedish roads.
One of the Scientists from VTI who reveled this numbers, Nils Petter Gregersen, said VTI is hoping to contribute to improve these disturbing numbers by gathering information about immigrants movements, safety, security and equality within the transportation system. He says that more knowledge about the problem will contribute to more safe driving.
Scientist Mohammad-Reza Yahya, also with VTI, says that one of the reasons can be that driver training are less comprehensive in some migrants countries. He also says that if people have been involved in war or natural disasters, the use of seat belts won't mean so much to them.
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