Singapore ranks with Japan as best countries to be a driver
The city-state takes top spot for road quality, and also gets the nod for having one of the safest roads
SINGAPORE — Singapore is tied with Japan as the best countries to be a driver, according to a study by British car finance and loan company Moneybarn.
In the company's Global Driver Satisfaction Index released earlier this month, Singapore takes the top spot for road quality, scoring 90.9 out of 100 points.
Singapore also got the nod for having the safest roads in world together with Norway and Switzerland, with only two road traffic deaths per 100,000 people.
Off-street parking in Singapore is also one of the cheapest on the list, at US$1.76 (S$2.36).
Japan shares the top spot with Singapore for producing some of the safest and most reliable cars on the market and ranking first in its concentration of speed cameras (1 per million people).
How the countries were ranked
Turkey and Spain round up the top three spots on the list for both being one of the least congested countries to drive in.
Overall, Greece was listed as the worst country for drivers due to poor road safety and high congestion levels in its capital.
The index is analysed across a list of 195 nations from which 32 countries were then ranked based on available data. The seven factors taken into consideration were: quality of road infrastructure, congestion levels in country’s capital, number of static speed cameras, road traffic deaths, off-street parking cost and petrol and diesel cost per litre.
Scoring was derived by giving each factor a normalised score out of ten before taking an average across all seven factors. Road traffic deaths were given a heavier weight in the index due to the impact dangerous driving has on the safety and satisfaction of other road users.