An analysis of United States State Department records indicates that car accidents are the primary cause of wrongful deaths of Americans outside of the United States. According to USA TODAY, approximately one third of Americans traveling outside of the United States died in car accidents. Incredibly, a U.S. tourist dies every day and a half in car accidents in other countries.
The majority of the car accident deaths happened in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Most of the deadly accidents are the result of a combination of bad roads, lost tourists and dangerous cars. Unfortunately, with the every shrinking world, the numbers may double within the next 10 years.
Lesson learned: don't forget to use your seat-belts while on vacation.