JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Yes, violent crime in South Africa is worrying (and worsening). But South Africans perhaps ought to worry more about bad drivers.
This country has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the world. While figures differ depending on the source and method of accounting, some 15,000 people die every year on the country’s roads, of a population of about 53 million. This doesn’t account for the many people left badly injured by car crashes.