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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: Online driver education company – Zutobi – ranked Kuwait as the worst among 59 countries in terms of road quality with a score of 1.33 out of 10, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The company stated in its classification report that the road quality score of the country dropped by more than 20 percent in five years – from 4.6 in 2014 to 3.7 in 2019.
Also, Kuwait recorded the third highest number of road deaths — 19 per 100,000 people. Zutobi is an international driver education company that offers driving lessons in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, France and Germany. The company’s driving courses are in line with the traffic laws and regulations in each country.
Zutobi analyzed the quality of roads, deaths caused by road accidents, and the relative size of road network in 59 countries. Kuwait ranked fifth in the Gulf in terms of road quality in 2010 behind the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and then it declined year after year until it reached the 10th spot in 2019 among Arab countries, behind Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Algeria, which ranked sixth to ninth respectively. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries took the first five spots; and at the forefront are UAE, Oman and Qatar that ranked seventh, behind Kuwait in 2010.