Risk Factors for Being the At-Fault Driver: A Case–Control Study

It is estimated that road traffic accidents are globally responsible for approximately 1.2 million deaths and 20 to 50 million injuries. About 70% of traffic incidences (TIs) occur in developing countries and among countries with high TI rates; Iran is the first. The aim of this study was to measure the association between being responsible for a traffic accident and some vehicle, human; and environmental related factors in Yasuj, a city with a high incidence of road traffic injuries and deaths in Iran. This is a time-, date-, and place-matched case–control study conducted in 2015 using all traffic accidents registered and investigated by police during 2012. In total, 194 drivers were considered the at-fault driver in a traffic accident and the 194 drivers in the same collisions were included in the analysis. Based on the results from multivariate conditional logistic regression, significant associations between vehicle maneuver (OR Turn to right or left/Moving forward = 11.10, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.77–69.58, P = .01) and age (odds ratio [OR] = 1.11, 95% CI, 1.004–1.22, P = .04) and the chance of being an at-fault driver were found. Driver behavior–related interventions including training and law enforcement seem to be more effective in reducing road traffic accidents in Iran.

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  • Accession Number: 01632393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2017 11:53AM