Definition: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Roadways map
UAE road accidents decline by 23.5pc
tradearabia.com - 3/9/2014 6:01:23 AM
Traffic accidents across the UAE dropped by 23.52 per cent in the past three years ... Director General of the Traffic Coordination Department at the Ministry of Interior. “While serious injuries because of traffic accidents dropped from 7808 to 7743 ...
Tesla Team Finishes World Record Model S Cross-Country Road Rally In 76.5 Hours
Hot Hardware - 2/3/2014 4:07:13 PM
The two teams of Tesla drivers that set out to complete a cross-country road rally driving electric Model S sedans and using only Tesla’s Supercharger stations to recharge have completed the trek in an impressive 76 and a half hours. It’s a Guinness ...
WHO: UAE can be world's best country in road safety
news.oneindia.in - 11/6/2013 11:54:51 AM
Abu Dhabi, Nov 6: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has all the potential to be the best country in the world in road safety or at least among the top five, said a senior official of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Etienne Krug, director of WHO's ...
‘No Country’ road
LJWORLD - 4/24/2008 11:57:49 PM
One of the most iconic images found in movies this last year involved the merciless killer Anton Chigurh (played by Oscar winner Javier Bardem), who moves through the Texas landscape of "No Country for Old Men" dispatching victims with a "cattle gun."
Mexico is on the road to surpassing the U.S. — as world's fattest country
McClatchy - 3/22/2008 11:54:00 PM
MEXICO CITY — Fueled by the rising popularity of soft drinks and fast-food restaurants, Mexico has become the second fattest nation in the world. Mexican health officials ... Mexico City for the past 10 years. "People don't eat right anymore," said ...
This Man From Calgary Spent 23 Years on the Road, Visiting Every Country in the World
smithsonianmag.com - 10/17/2013 6:37:57 PM
Mike Spencer Bown, 42, has been on the road since he sold his import company and, in 1990, left his home in Calgary. This week, upon arriving in Ireland, he completed his mission of more than twenty years—to experience every country in the world.
British country lane road rage attack caught on video
NBCNews.com - 5/14/2012 10:29:17 PM
LONDON - Police in Britain released video footage of an apparent road-rage incident between an angry woman and a man on a bicycle on a country lane, ITV News reported Monday. The clip shows a man wearing Wellington boots and flat-cap cycling along the ...
The world's deadliest road
theguardian.com - 12/8/2012 11:59:03 PM
And this is a World Bank road. You would never ever build a road like this in a developed country. Why is it OK for it to be built with millions of pounds of international money here in Bangladesh? Because these people are poor and it doesn't matter?"
A Shocking Map of Traffic Fatalities Around the World
Slate - 9/19/2013 7:32:38 PM
In the developing world, road accidents will soon overtake HIV/AIDS ... fatalities are roughly equal to the number who died in 2011 uprising and cost the country more than $1 billion per year. The data for the map comes from the World Health ...
Tesla Touts Cross-Country Trip, Aims For Guinness World Records
Forbes - 2/2/2014 11:46:32 PM
Tesla Motors Tesla Motors is plotting its way into the Guinness World Records. The electric car maker dispatched two Model S sedans in a cross-country drive that ended this morning in New York City. The trip, started in Los Angeles, took 76.5 ...
Rushing on by road, rail and air
The Economist - 2/13/2008 11:56:07 PM
By the end of 2007, some 53,600km of toll expressways had been built ... the horror of environmentalists—helped to promote a sharp increase in private car ownership. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), which financed part of a 660km expressway linking ...
Building the World's Most Sustainable Modern Town
Mashable - 2/6/2014 12:07:26 PM
Situated along the country's central spine of mountains ... two-mile dirt road. Tents and makeshift structures temporarily dot the area, but it's poised to become the world's most sustainable residential community. Those behind the initiative ...
Saudi Arabia Has the Highest Road Accident Death Toll in the World
greenprophet.com - 3/14/2010 11:56:44 PM
The news comes after the World Health Organization found Saudi Arabia to have the world’s highest number of deaths from road accidents, which now make up the country’s principal cause of death in adult males aged 16 to 36. First reported by the Saudi ...
A bumpier but freer road
The Economist - 9/29/2010 11:56:57 PM
“An ageing world needs workers; a young country has workers,” says Mr Nilekani. Previous Asian booms have been powered by a surge in the working-age population ... that India has a lot of catching up to do. China's economy is four times bigger ...