El Universo - Domingo, 3 de Noviembre, 2013
Perhaps not surprising given the way people drive here. Ecuador has the second highest traffic fatality rate in South America (behind Venezuela). Someone dies on an EC road every two hours. Every ten minutes, someone is injured.
The leading cause of traffic accidents in Ecuador is driver inexperience or recklessness (51%). Drunk driving is the second most common cause (9%). According to one study that looked at figures between 2008 and 2012, there have been an average of 4,872 deaths and more than 56,000 injuries each year.