traffic-related accidents

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Children account for 13% of road fatalities 2019-05-22 19:33

    Children aged 10 and below account for 13% of road fatalities

    TEHRAN – Some 13 percent of all casualties of road traffic accidents in the country are children aged 10 or younger, Traffic Police Chief Seyed Kamal Hadianfar has said.

  • Pedestrians account for 45% of traffic deaths in Tehran 2019-04-26 20:17

    Pedestrians account for 45% of traffic deaths in Tehran

    TEHRAN— About 45% of all deaths caused by traffic accidents in Tehran, the capital, were related to pedestrians last year (March 2018-March 2019), head of traffic accidents department of Tehran Traffic Police has said.

  • Traffic-related deaths drop by 20% during new year holidays 2019-04-10 09:12

    Traffic-related deaths drop by 20% during new year holidays

    TEHRAN – Traffic related deaths at the crash scene have decreased by 20 percent during the new year holidays from March 16 to April 6, Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari has said.

  • IRCS centers to offer aerial emergency services during Noruz 2019-03-13 21:42

    IRCS centers to offer aerial emergency services during Noruz

    TEHRAN —24 Iranian Red Crescent Society centers will be offering aerial emergency services during Noruz (New Year holidays, starting on March 21), IRCS chief Ali Asghar Peyvandi  has said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spinal cord injuries cause 2,000 disabilities annually in Iran 2019-02-24 09:52

    Spinal cord injuries cause 2,000 disabilities annually in Iran

    TEHRAN — Every year some 2,000 people with a disability involving their spinal cords are added to the population of disabled people in Iran, Mustafa Seraj, an official with Welfare Organization 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.

  • 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. 

  • Winter traffic scheme to begin in a month   2018-11-18 21:14

    Winter traffic scheme to begin in a month  

    TEHRAN —Winter traffic scheme, aiming to increase road safety during cold weather, will begin on December 13 and end on March 13, Traffic Police chief Taqi Mehri has said.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • ‘53 died per day in road accidents last summer’ 2018-06-10 21:27

    ‘53 died per day in road accidents last summer’

    TEHRAN — Last summer, 53 individuals lost their lives on average on a daily basis in road accidents across Iran, amounting to 4,939 deaths, the traffic police chief Taqi Mehri has said.