Albania continues to rank among the most problematic countries in relation to road traffic deaths or permanent injuries. World Health Organization (WHO) latest data, elaborated by the Health Consumer Powerhouse (HCPH) for 2016 show that Albania ranks at 4th place concerning traffic road death with approximately 8-9 deaths per 100.000 inhabitants.
Albania ranks behind Lithonia, Greece and Latvia, while being part of 5 countries included in the red zone, otherwise known as danger's zone.
The lowest number of deaths or permanent injuries by road traffic in Balkans is registered in Serbia with only 6 permanent injuries per 100.000 inhabitants.
The European countries with the lowest number of accidents are Malta, United Kingdom, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Swiss and Norway. According to WHO the highest number of road traffic deaths is registered in Africa.