Jewish Journal


January 27, 2013

The Truth About Israeli Drivers



This is from a short piece which I recently wrote for the global edition of the NYT and which I've been meaning to share with you for a few days now. It is about the Israeli driver, who is doing surprisingly well safety-wise, even considering the recent global drop in car fatalities-

Israel is not exactly exceptional in this: The number of fatal car accidents has been dropping across developed countries. In 30 of 33 countries studied by the International Transport Forum there was a “dramatic drop in road deaths” between 2000 and 2009.

But if Israel is riding a safety tide, it is riding it high, with even better results than most other countries. Australia, Canada, the United States, France and Japan were all ahead of it 10 years ago; now, they are all behind.

You can read the full article here.

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