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Motorcyclists, Pedestrians Account for 80% of Road Fatalities

Motorcyclists, Pedestrians Account for 80% of Road FatalitiesMotorcyclists, Pedestrians Account for 80% of Road Fatalities

During the first half of the current fiscal that started in March, motorcyclists and pedestrians comprised close to 80% of road accident deaths, the High Council for Coordination of Urban Traffic reported.
Based on the statistics released by the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, road mishaps cut short the lives of 8,841 people in the six months to Sept. 22. More than 7,000 killed in the road crashes were motorcyclists and pedestrians, ISNA reported.
According to Traffic Police, sleep-deprivation (fatigue), speeding, overtaking from the wrong side, running a red light, talking on the cell phone, text messaging and munching behind the wheel are the most serious driving violations leading to disaster on the road.
 

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