MEK Iran: Mullahs’ Regime is to Blame for Iran’s Road Fatalities
The number of road fatalities in Iran has climbed dramatically, according to the regime’s traffic chief, despite the fact that Iran already has one of the world’s poorest traffic safety records, with accidents being one of the country’s main causes of death.” The number of casualties this year [Iranian calendar ending March 2022] has increased,” stated Brigadier-General Kamal Hadianfar, the regime’s traffic chief, on Wednesday, January 12. He blamed domestic automakers for producing “death chariots,” noting that “none of the cars’ airbags functioned” in the recent tragic chain accident involving 50 cars in southern Iran, which killed two individuals and injured more than two dozen more.
Hadianfar is blaming drivers for road accidents in Iran
When he was the commander of the oppressive cyber police, Hadianfar is known in Iran for carrying out the regime’s tight control of online media and the savage torture and assassination of young Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti while in detention. He tried to blame drivers for accidents in Iran, in addition to native automobile manufacturers, while ignoring the regime’s catastrophic policies and criminal conduct.
Residents of Darkhovin in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan protested for a lack of road safety on December 26, 2021, following a tragic chain accident that killed at least ten people. On November 8, 2021, he gave another press conference in which he disclosed shocking statistics on Iran’s road accidents. “Every day, 45-60 individuals are killed in car accidents for a variety of reasons. “And for every person killed, there are 15-20 people injured,” he added.
As per Hadianfar, “vehicle accidents have claimed the lives of 19,541 people on average over the last 15 years,” with “15-20 percent more people losing limbs or suffering spinal cord injuries or paralysis.”
Khabar Online website,”We’re dealing with a tragedy here,”
“According to data, Iran’s highways are smelling more and more like death year after year,” the official IRNA news agency reported on May 23, 2019. … When we combine the average number of persons killed on the roads with the average number of people injured in road accidents, it appears that Iran is in the midst of total war or an earthquake. However, in certain circumstances, vehicle casualties outnumber natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, or conflict.”
According to the state-run Khabar Online website, there is an “endless saga of the marathon of road accidents.” “Car accident fatalities in Iran are 8.5 times higher than in Germany, and just slightly better than in Sierra Leone. “We’re dealing with a tragedy here,” the report stated on August 6, 2019.
The regime diverts funds to its nuclear weapons program
The Iranian regime conceals the fundamental cause of such a high number of road mortality in Iran by focusing more on human mistakes in order to obscure a lack of competent management, bad road and infrastructure conditions, inadequate education, and finance. The regime diverts funds to its criminal enterprises rather than improving road conditions or implementing policies to increase civilian safety on the roads.
But the fact is that every year, an increasing number of Iranians die unintentionally while driving in “Death Chariots” on “Death Roads.” This is because the economy is in shambles as a result of rampant state corruption, as well as the regime’s policies of prioritizing terrorism export, advancing its nuclear weapons program, and expanding its suppression machinery to deal with a restive society that many, even within the regime, have referred to as “a bomb whose eventual explosion is fast approaching.”