WIT Press


Statistical Analysis Of Accidents In Urban And Rural Roads In Khuzistan Province

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040661

Volume

75

Pages

7

Published

2004

Size

551 kb

Author(s)

S.A. Tabatabaei & K. Lotfi

Abstract

Based upon formal statistics, the number of road and street accidents in Iran is very high; surveys reveal that it is ten times more than the average number in the world. In this paper accidents in Khuzistan province and Ahvaz, one of the largest cities of Iran, have been studied from different aspects which include the number of accidents, kind of accident, number of fatalities, their age, gender (sex), and finally, the type of driving offence. The amount of annual damage imposed on society has been calculated and at last some recommendations and suggestions for a reduction in the number of accidents have been discussed. 1 Introduction and background Jacabs and Foaracre [1] have estimated that the average cost of road accidents for every developed country is about one percent of GNP. But the research of Dr Ayeti indicate that

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