According to the National Interministerial Road Safety Observatory (ONISR), there were 53,540 personal injury accidents in mainland France in 2021. Among these accidents, 3,219 people died in mainland France or overseas. On this number of deaths, we find drivers of cars, heavy goods vehicles or mopeds. 414 pedestrians are also concerned as well as cyclists and electric scooter drivers. Everyone is affected by these accidents, regardless of the means of transport.

Nevertheless, the Observatory notes that this figure for the number of road accident deaths is 8% lower than in 2019. The causes of accidents are numerous, but the first cause is always “excessive or inappropriate” speed on public roads. roads. Discover the roads with the most speeding in our slideshow below. The other main causes are drug or alcohol use.

In 2021, the insurer Budget Direct ranked the most dangerous roads for each country. In the United States, for example, the most dangerous is an interstate road starting from the north to arrive in Houston, Texas. This road would have more than 56 accidents every 100 kilometers.

On the European side, road 622 crossing Iceland is noted as one of the most dangerous. In Spain, the most dangerous road is located in Arrabassada in Catalonia passing through Barcelona. In Andorra, this is the Pic Blanc road. Finally, among our Swiss neighbours, the Gubrist tunnel would be the most dangerous in the country.

What about in France? Discover our ranking of the 10 most dangerous roads in France in our slideshow below.