Road crashes

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  • 7,561 Iranians died in traffic accidents in 5 months 2019-10-08 19:24

    7,561 Iranians died in traffic accidents in 5 months

    TEHRAN – Road crashes claimed lives of 7,561 people during the first five months of this year (started March 21), according to the latest data released by Iran’s Forensics Organization.

  • Fars province registers highest road deaths in summer 2019-09-28 11:41

    Fars province registers highest road deaths in summer

    TEHRAN – The highest rate of road casualties across the country took place in Fars province during summer, traffic police chief Teymour Hosseini has announced.

  • Each fatal accident brings $1.2m loss: Traffic Police chief 2019-09-18 19:32

    Each fatal accident brings $1.2m loss: Traffic Police chief

    TEHRAN – The country burdens heavy loss of 51 billion rials (around $1.2 million) per fatal road crash, Seyed Kamal Hadianfar, Traffic Police chief has announced. He explained that during the first 4 months of this year (started March 21), 53 percent of people get killed immediately at the crash scene, while 6 percent of deaths happened on the way to hospitals.

  • 81% of bus drivers responsible for fatal accidents in 2 months 2019-09-03 21:58

    81% of bus drivers responsible for fatal accidents in 2 months

    TEHRAN – The number of public transport fleet accidents has increased significantly over the last two months, and 81% of bus drivers were to blame for fatal road crashes, Traffic Police chief has announced.

  • WHO supports Iran's efforts to reduce road traffic casualties 2019-08-24 19:55

    WHO supports Iran's efforts to reduce road traffic casualties

    TEHRAN – Christoph Hamelmann, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Iran, said that WHO will highly support Iran’s efforts on reducing road fatalities.

  • ‘Traffic-related accidents incurred $480m loss last year’ 2019-08-21 19:44

    ‘Traffic-related accidents incurred $480m loss last year’

    TEHRAN – Traffic-related accidents brought heavy economic burden amounting to 20 trillion rials (about $480 million) for the country in the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20), Tehran traffic police chief Teymour Hosseini has said.

  • Pedestrians responsible for 26% of road crashes last month 2019-07-29 20:41

    Pedestrians responsible for 26% of road crashes last month

    TEHRAN – Pedestrians had a share of 26 percent in urban traffic accidents happened during the Iranian calendar month of Tir (June 22- July 22), Nader Rahmani, a senior traffic police official has said.

  • Distracted driving main cause of road accidents last month 2019-07-20 22:54

    Distracted driving main cause of road accidents last month

    TEHRAN – Distracted driving was the main cause of traffic-related accidents being responsible for 34 percent of the crashes happened during the Iranian calendar month of Khordad (May 22-June 21), Nader Rahmani, a senior traffic police official has said. With a share of 20.8 percent, driving at an unsafe speed was the second major cause of road accidents happened in the country during the last month of spring, he explained.

  • 3,863 Iranians lost lives in road crashes within 3 months 2019-06-26 20:44

    3,863 Iranians lost lives in road crashes within 3 months

    TEHRAN – Road crash casualties amounted to 3,863 in the country during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21), traffic police chief Seyed Kamal Hadianfar has said.

  • Summer traffic scheme to begin in a week 2019-06-04 12:05

    Summer traffic scheme to begin in a week

    TEHRAN – Summer traffic scheme, aiming to increase road safety and reduce car crashes during holiday trips, will begin on June 10, Traffic Police Chief Seyed Kamal Hadianfar has said.

  • 2 traffic violations major causes of road accidents 2019-05-11 22:54

    2 traffic violations major causes of road accidents

    TEHRAN – Two human errors have contributed to 60 percent of road crashes occurred in the country during the Iranian calendar month of Farvardin (March 21-April 20), Nader Rahmani, a senior traffic police official has said.

  • 22% drop in traffic-related deaths during New Year holidays 2019-05-03 20:25

    22% drop in traffic-related deaths during New Year holidays

    TEHRAN — During the Iranian New Year holidays (March 16-April 5), the number of traffic-related deaths decreased by 22.3 percent compared to the same period last year, Tehran traffic police chief has said.  

  • WHO recommends best approaches on speed management to improve road safety in Iran 2019-03-18 21:54

    WHO recommends best approaches on speed management to improve road safety in Iran

    World Health Organization (WHO) with support of its national counterparts conducted a mission to Iran for providing a technical support that would untimely enhance speed management strategy for road traffic injury prevention in the country.

  • Traffic related deaths in Iran up by 0.8% in 10 months 2019-03-08 20:37

    Traffic related deaths in Iran up by 0.8% in 10 months

    TEHRAN — According to the data released by Iran’s forensics organization, traffic related deaths have increased by 0.8 percent nationwide over the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2018) compared to the same period last year.

  • Motorcyclists responsible for Tehran traffic accidents by 63% 2019-02-20 11:04

    Motorcyclists responsible for 63% of accidents in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Motorcycle riders are the highest contributors to road fatality being responsible for 63 percent of the accidents happened in the Iranian capital in the first 10 months of the current [Iranian calendar] year (starting on March 21, 2018), head of accidents department of Tehran Traffic Police has said.

  • Some 50 people die in traffic-related accidents per day 2019-01-20 20:53

    Some 50 people die in traffic-related accidents per day

    TEHRAN — Everyday 40 to 50 people in the country lose their lives on a daily basis in traffic-related accidents, an official with traffic police has said.

  • 12,000 traffic-related deaths occurred in 8 months  2019-01-06 22:18

    12,000 traffic-related deaths occurred in 8 months 

    TEHRAN— The number of traffic-related deaths occurred in the country in the first 8 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018) amounted to 12,261, a 0.9 percent rise year on year. 

  • 3,404 traffic-related deaths occurred last winter: traffic police chief  2018-12-14 22:27

    3,404 traffic-related deaths occurred last winter: traffic police chief 

    TEHRAN — Last winter, 3,404 traffic-related deaths happened in Iran, traffic police chief Taqi Mehri said on Thursday. 

  • Road crashes 2018-12-12 09:17

    Road deaths in Iran sharply fall in 3 years: WHO

    TEHRAN- Iran’s road traffic deaths fell from 32.1 per 100,000 population in 2015 to 20.5 in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2018 global status report on road safety published in December. 

  • Traffic-related deaths in urban areas drop by 6% compared to last year 2018-11-22 10:45

    Traffic-related deaths in urban areas drop by 6% compared to last year

    TEHRAN – Road fatalities caused by traffic accidents occurred in urban areas have dropped by 6 percent during the first six months of the Iranian current calendar year (March 21- September 22) compared to the same period last year, Traffic Police chief said on Tuesday.

  • Motor vehicle fatality rate up by 1.7% in H1 2018-10-30 20:34

    Motor vehicle fatality rate up by 1.7% in H1

    TEHRAN — Road traffic accidents death rate in Iran increased by 1.7 percent over the first half of the current [Iranian calendar] year starting on March 21, compared to the corresponding period last year, IRIB reported on Monday.

  • Motorcycle riders constitute 25% of traffic related deaths 2018-10-09 23:11

    Motorcycle riders constitute 25% of traffic related deaths

    TEHRAN — Approximately one-fourth of the traffic-related deaths happened among motorcycle riders so far this [Iranian calendar] year (starting on March 21), traffic police chief Taqi Mehri said on Monday.

  • Drug abuse detection kits for on-site screening unveiled 2018-10-09 22:59

    Drug abuse detection kits for on-site screening unveiled

    TEHRAN — Homegrown rapid detection kits used for screening drug abuse among the drivers on the site were unveiled on Tuesday, ISNA reported.

  • ‘Road crashes, main cause of death among teenagers aged 15-17’ 2018-10-05 21:21

    ‘Road crashes, main cause of death among teenagers aged 15-17’

    TEHRAN — The leading cause of death among teenagers aged 15 to 17 is traffic-related accidents, Iran’s Emergency Medical Services director Pir Hossein Kulivand has said.

  • ‘O negative club’ launched in Iran 2018-09-23 22:35

    ‘O negative club’ launched in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) has set up “O negative club” joining by O negative blood donors, in cooperation with the Emergency Medical Services, an official with IBTO has said.

  • Road traffic deaths drop by 2.5% in 23 days 2018-09-17 09:48

    Road traffic deaths drop by 2.5% in last month of summer

    TEHRAN — Traffic police chief Taqi Mehri has announced that road casualties have decreased by 2.5 percent over the past 23 days of the Iranian calendar month of Shahrivar (August 23-September 22, 2017) in the country compared to the same period last year.

  • Iran on the way to increase children’s road safety 2018-09-15 03:30

    Iran on the way to increase children’s road safety

    TEHRAN — While many parents are already using car seats for children in the front or rear seat of any cars in Iran it has not become a law yet.

  • 4 human errors caused 80% of road crashes in month 2018-09-12 00:15

    4 human errors caused 80% of road crashes in month

    TEHRAN – Just four traffic violations have contributed to 80 percent of road accidents occurred in the country during the fifth Iranian calendar month of Mordad (July 23-August 22), Nader Rahmani, a senior traffic police official has said.

  • Traffic-related deaths up 2.5% yr/yr 2018-08-27 09:57

    Traffic-related deaths up 2.5% yr/yr

    TEHRAN — Some 5,497 lost their lives in traffic-related accidents over the first 4 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22) which indicates a 2.5-percent increase compared to the same period last year, Fars reported on Sunday.

  • Health minister blames ‘sub-standard’ auto industry for road casualties 2018-08-19 21:49

    Health minister blames ‘sub-standard’ auto industry for road casualties

    TEHRAN — The Iranian health minister has blamed the sub-standard domestic auto industry products for road casualties in the country, saying that increased fatalities may stem from the fact that “we do not treasure human life”.