Denmark named among top countries in Europe to drive in

Relatively safe roads and low car density has the Danes in the top four behind Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium

According to a new report from the International Drivers Association, Denmark is among the best countries in Europe to drive in. 

The report ranked Denmark fourth overall behind leaders Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium and ahead of Germany in fifth. 

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Expensive petrol
Denmark scored well thanks to its relatively safe roads (only three traffic deaths per 100,000 people), car density (540 per 1,000 people) and road quality.

One of the scores that brought down its score was the price of petrol, which was the highest (2.02 euros/litre) among the countries ranked in the top 10.

Sweden, Spain, Cyprus, Austria and France completed the top 10. The UK was ranked 18th.

The ranking did not take into account the quality of drivers in the respective countries.