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An Overview of the Situation of Traffic Accidents in Iran in Comparison with Other Countries
Ali Moradi, Khaled Rahmani 1, Mostafa Hoshmandi Shoja, Hasan Rahimi Sepehr, Ali Khorshidi
1- , khaledrahmani111@sbmu.ac.ir
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Background: 1.2 million people die and 50 million people are injured annually in road traffic accidents in the world. Iran as one of the countries with the highest incidence of accidents and deaths has been reported. The present study was designed to investigate the trend and situation of RTA in Iran in comparison with other countries.

Methods: This study is based on the collection and re-analysis of data was performed. For this work, the World Health Organization reports about car accidents, especially reported in 2013, reports the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, as well as Legal Medicine Organization data were used, and traffic accidents indicators was compared with the number of countries in the region and the world.

Findings: Road density and road per capita in Iran is much lower than in developed countries. Albeit, the number of cars per 1,000 inhabitants in Iran is much lower in comparison with developed countries like the U.S. and Germany as well as in neighboring (Turkey), but the number of deaths from traffic accidents in our country is much more.
In Iran, deaths of pedestrians and motorcyclists almost are more than that of neighboring countries such as Turkey and developed countries. Also regarding to the implementation of regulations, including laws related to the use of helmets and speed unauthorized, Iran situation is much weaker.

Conclusion: Although mortality from traffic accidents has declined somewhat compared to previous years, but still in our country indicators related traffic accidents compare to many countries in the region and the world is not in good condition.

Keywords: Road Traffic Accident, Iran, World
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Article Type: Analytical Review | Subject: Forensic Medicine
Received: 2015/07/12 | Accepted: 2015/10/25 | Published: 2016/06/20
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Moradi A, Rahmani K, Hoshmandi Shoja M, Rahimi Sepehr H, Khorshidi A. An Overview of the Situation of Traffic Accidents in Iran in Comparison with Other Countries. Ir J Forensic Med. 2016; 22 (1) :45-53
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