In general, Eastern European roads are more dangerous than those in Western Europe or the United States. This is a result of a number of factors, including a lack of investment in road maintenance, excessive traffic speed and the use of roads by motor vehicles, pedestrians and horse-drawn carts and carriages in some places. Romania, for example, is ranked 126th out of 134 states in the World Economic Forum road quality ratings. Fatal traffic accident rates are higher in many Eastern European countries than in the West. You can improve your overall safety by using public transport and the well-maintained urban and inter-city roads. If you drive a car while traveling in Eastern Europe, defensive driving is a must.
· 8 years ago