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sjimu 2013, 21(4): 91-98 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Road Bump on The Incidence of Road Accidents in Kashan
R Vafaee, Hr Gilasi, A Moradi, Z Gharli pour 1, E Tavasoli, A Amarloei
1- , gharlipour@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Most of the traffic accidents are caused due to high speed. To decelerate vehicles traffic speed in the streets of the city of Kashan, a number of road bumps were made at defined intervals. This study was designed to study the effect of the road bumps on the incidence of traffic accidents. Materials & Methods: This study was performed as a semi-empirical survey (before and after). The statistics of traffic accidents and their characteristics were recorded one month before the installation of the road bumps and the average calculated on a daily basis. Then, the statistics of traffic accidents and their characteristics were recorded one month after the installation of the road bumps. The mentioned statistics compared with each other and with the previous year. Findings: This study indicated that the daily average number of casualties caused by traffic accidents and referred to hospitals was decreased in the first month of the plan in the streets of the city of Kashan, compared to previous month (p<0.001). In the first month of the plan, serious injuries (fractures and lacerations) decreased compared to the previous month (p<0.001). Discussion & Conclusion: This research is one of the few studies that evaluated the effects of an intervention on the problems of traffic from the view point of health. The results indicated that execution of the program decreased the number of traffic accidents and created changes in the pattern of injuries and decreased the incidence of major injuries.
Keywords: traffic accidents, road bump
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: immunology
Received: 2013/10/12 | Accepted: 2013/10/22 | Published: 2013/10/22
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vafaee R, gilasi H, moradi A, gharli pour Z, tavasoli E, amarloei A. The Effect of Road Bump on The Incidence of Road Accidents in Kashan. sjimu. 2013; 21 (4) :91-98
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