ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM IN RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

The paper presents a statistical analysis of the number of automobile accidents, resulting in injuries and fatalities, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (K.S.A.) during the period 1971-1980. Analysis of the data collected indicates that the number of accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities are not linearly related to the number of cars and time. The effects of road accidents (rta) are discussed, using results of studies that were carried out in Riyadh and other parts of the kingdom, while some of the reasons for the magnitude of the problem are also present. Further analysis of the available data, and, in particular, a comparison study of figures from the USA and UK and those of KSA indicate clearly that accidents involving "no injury" or "minor injury" are officially "under-reported" in Saudi Arabia. (Author/TRRL)

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • Mufti, M H
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 65-69
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 654
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM