The Dilemma of Road Traffic Accidents in Iran

Document Type : Letter to Editor


Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Road traffic accidents (RTA) are the third-leading cause of death in Iran after coronary heart disease and stroke.1 Based on reports by the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, RTA cause more than twenty thousand mortalities as well as eighty thousand major traumas each year in Iran. In 2010 alone, 22,974 Iranians lost their lives because of RTA (63 deaths per day on average). Moreover, 806,922 people had major trauma, and perhaps 4-5 times this number had minor traumas... (Read more...)