National Transportation Safety Day in Iran Date in the current year: April 27, 2018

National Transportation Safety Day in Iran National Transportation Safety Day in Iran is observed on 7 Ordibehesht in the Solar Hijri calendar (April 27 in the Gregorian calendar). It was officially established by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution in August 2016.

The rail transportation network in Iran isn’t very well-developed, so the majority of transportation in the country is road-based. Iran has a long paved road system that links all of its cities and most of its towns. Owning a car in Iran is relatively inexpensive because of the government’s subsidization of the price of gasoline.

Unfortunately, car accessibility has resulted in high death tolls in car accidents. Iran ranks 23rd worldwide in traffic deaths per 100,000 population per year and 1st in terms of having the largest number of road accidents with over 30,000 deaths and injuries per year. The causes of the high number of accidents include speeding, widespread disregard of traffic laws by both drivers and pedestrians, unsafe vehicles, drunk driving and inadequate emergency services.

National Transportation Safety Day was established to raise public awareness of the importance of road safety. After the observance was officially established, 18 government agencies in Iran have teamed up to implement a state program aimed to improve road safety by educating drivers and pedestrians about the importance of traffic laws, as well as enhancing penalties for their violation.

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