Socio-economic consequences of traffic accidents in Iran

Towhid Pourrostam, Amiruddin Ismail

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Millions of people have significantly changed due to accidents. The objective of this study is to assess the consequences of traffic accidents on socio-economic activities in Iran. The results show that traffic accident is the most important factor of cause of death in Iran. This is evident in the fact that about 23, 000 deaths-average of three per hour, as a result of traffic accident were recorded in 2009 and the road fatality rate for the same period was 30.96 Per 100,000 population. In addition, the rate of road injuries between 2007 and 2009 increased by 10%. Also, the total cost implication of accidents within the urban and suburban areas were put at about $18 billion, this is equivalentto1.39% of gross domestic product (GDP) of Iran in 2007. Recommendations for solving some cultural problems are proffered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-901
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Keywords

  • Economic consequences
  • Iran
  • Road deaths
  • Road injuries
  • Traffic accident

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Socio-economic consequences of traffic accidents in Iran. / Pourrostam, Towhid; Ismail, Amiruddin.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 897-901.

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