Civil Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
An up-to-date review of rural road accident statistics for Iran is presented The review considers sources of accident statistics in Iran and the means by which they are collected. The statistics are considered in relation to accident causal and risk factors. A comparison is made with statistics available for other countries at a similar stage of development and countries with highly developed economies. The statistics for Iran are presented by province to demonstrate within-country variations in statistics due to economic development, population density and other socio- economic variables.