SWEDEN. The Institute of roads and traffic have found that immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East get in car accidents much more often than ethnic Swedes.

When it comes to all immigrants they are, as a group, more likely to be in accidents then those who were born in Sweden. But it’s people from North Africa and the Middle East, who have a driver license, are 270% more likely to be involved i traffic accidents compared to drivers who are born in Sweden. Reasons for this may be that driver training are less comprehensive in some countries and the use of seat belts is often of lesser importance for those who have been involved in war or natural disasters.

So scientists are going to start a comprehensive project to find what causes these dramatic differences in traffic behavior between Swedes and immigrants. They will gather information about immigrants movements, safety, security and equality within the transportation system.

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