road accidents

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  • IRCS rescues over 37,000 from death during summer 2019-09-07 19:50

    IRCS rescues over 37,000 from death during summer

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has rescued 37,536 individuals in natural disasters or accidents happened due to human errors since the beginning of summer (June 22), within the framework of the national rescue and relief scheme, IRCS director Morteza Salimi has said.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • IRCS rescues some 29,000 from death in summer 2019-08-17 22:52

    IRCS rescues some 29,000 from death in summer

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has rescued 28,947 individuals from death since the beginning of summer (June 22), within the framework of the national rescue and relief scheme, IRCS director Morteza Salimi 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.

  • Over 4,000 Iranians killed in car crashes within 3 months 2019-07-23 14:34

    Over 4,000 Iranians killed in car crashes within 3 months

    TEHRAN – Traffic-related accidents claimed lives of 4,129 Iranians during the past 3 months (April 21-July 22), traffic police chief Seyed Kamal Hadianfar 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.

  • 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.

  • Hamed Barakati, the head of community, family and schools department in the Ministry of Health 2019-04-18 02:29

    Road accidents, top cause of death among youth: official 

    TEHRAN- Road accidents is the leading cause of death in Iranian youth, accounting for 30% of deaths among them, said the head of community, family and schools health department in the Ministry of Health. 

  • IRCS’s next year budget rises by $48m 2019-03-03 22:01

    IRCS’s next year budget rises by $48m

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has received a budget rise of 2 trillion rials (nearly $48 million) within the framework of the budget bill approved for the next calendar year (starting on March 21), deputy head of the IRCS has said.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • University bus crash leaves 7 dead, 28 injured   2018-12-25 14:00

    University bus crash in Iran leaves 7 dead, 28 injured  

    TEHRAN —In a bus rollover at the Islamic Azad University, northwestern Tehran, on Tuesday, seven students were killed and 28 were injured, Jalal Maleki, fire department spokesman said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Road crashes claim 1,180 lives in Iran since summer 2018-08-05 09:26

    Road crashes claim 1,180 lives in Iran since summer

    TEHRAN – Some 1,180 persons have been killed in Iran because of road crashes since the beginning of summer (starting on June 22), traffic police chief Mohammad Hossein Hamidi has said.

  • Road fatalities up 24% in New Year holidays 2018-05-24 09:32

    Road fatalities up 24% in New Year holidays

    TEHRAN — Road crash fatalities have increased by 24 percent during the Iranian New Year holidays (from March 16 to April 4) compared to the corresponding period last year.

  • Minimizing car accidents on agenda: MP 2018-04-07 19:52

    Minimizing car accidents on agenda: MP

    TEHRAN — Disabilities incurred by car accidents in Iran are shockingly high and Majlis (the Iranian parliament) is pursuing an agenda to reduce traffic-related injuries, MP Salman Khodadadi has said.

  • No intercity bus crashes occur during holidays 2018-04-03 20:39

    No intercity bus crashes during New Year holidays

    TEHRAN — Nary an intercity bus crash occurred during the two-week Iranian New Year [starting on March 21] holidays, Traffic Police Chief Mohammad-Hossein Hamidi has said.

  • road accidents 2018-03-28 07:05

    Holiday trips on the rise, road casualties drop

    TEHRAN — Over the Iranian New Year vacation (starting on March 21) holiday trips grew by 12 percent and road casualties have decreased comparatively, deputy police chief Eskandar Momeni said on Monday.

  • Athletes, artists launch campaign to reduce road accidents 2018-03-18 22:37

    Athletes, artists launch campaign to reduce road accidents

    TEHRAN – A group of famous Iranian athletes and artists have initiated a campaign titled ‘please_stay_alive’ with the aim of cutting road accidents and fatalities.

  • Road accident losses cost Iran 7 to 11 billion dollars   2018-03-14 08:14

    Road accident losses cost Iran 7 to 11 billion dollars

    TEHRAN — Traffic-related accidents impose hefty costs of 7 to 11 billion dollars on Iran annually, the Majlis Research Center has announced, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Worrying road accidents: Some 14,000 deaths in 10 months 2018-03-04 21:00

    Worrying road accidents: Some 14,000 deaths in 10 months

    TEHRAN — Some 13,874 people were killed in road accidents over the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2017-January 20, 2018).

  • road accident 2018-01-08 09:02

    Traffic police identify accident-prone areas

    TEHRAN — Iran’s road traffic police have identified some 1,500 accident-prone areas across the country, ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.