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Iran's driving accident average death toll decreases to 8.1 people per 10,000 vehicles

Source: ISNA

The average death toll of Iran's driving accident has decreased from 23 people to 8.1 per 10.000 vehicles since 2007.

Iranian Traffic Police Chief Eskandar Momeni

The average death toll per 10.000 vehicles in Iran has dropped lower than Asia's average, Iranian Traffic Police Chief Eskandar Momeni told ISNA on the sidelines of a visit to monitoring center of Rahvar Naja (Iran's traffic police) by Military attaches from 35 countries on Monday.

Annually driving accidents claim lives of 1.3 million people across the world. 20,000 of this number get killed in Iran.

The number of driving accidents death toll has sharply decreased in the last few years in Iran. According to the statistics, six years ago 23 people for every 10.000 vehicles got killed in road accidents in Iran. Now the number has dropped to 8.1 people.

The world's average is 7.6 while the average in Asia is 11 people.

Military attaches visiting Rahvar Naja traffic monitoring center

Iran's traffic police has gained cooperation of some 10 million students and 800.000 teachers as well as modifying traffic laws and employing modern technologies to push the number down, Momeni said.

The largest monitoring center of Iran's traffic controlling police was inaugurated late 2011 and is one of the greatest of its kind across the world.

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