Road crashes

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  • Road crash mortality increases by 31% 2021-07-04 16:42

    Road crash mortality increases by 31%

    TEHRAN – Traffic-related accidents have claimed the lives of 2,596 Iranians during the first two months of this year (March 21- May 21), which shows an increase of 31 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Legal Medicine Organization.

  • 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.