Development of the Iranian National road safety plan: Study protocol


1 Road Traffic Injury Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

2 Professor in Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease, Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

3 Strategic Crisis Management, Research Institute for Law Enforcement and Social Studies, NAJA, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Health Policy and Management, Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

5 HRM and Traffic Safety Department, Tehran University of Police, Tehran, Iran

6 CEO of IRIB Radio Salamat, Member of Health Policy Counsel of IRIB, Tehran, Iran

7 General Manager of Strategic Studies of Road Maintenance and Transportation (RMTO) Studies Department, Tehran, Iran

8 Amin Police University, Tehran, Iran

9 Health in Emergency and Disaster Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

10 Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran

11 Social Deputy of the Judiciary, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran, Iran

12 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

13 Transport Office of Ministry of Interior and Secretary of High Council for Urban Traffic Coordination of Iran, Tehran, Iran

14 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

15 Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

16 Ministry of Roads and Transportation, Road Safety Commission, Tehran, Iran

17 Center of Excellence for Railway Transportation, School of Railway Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: A national road safety strategic plan (NRSSP) is considered as one of the main road safety management issues in different countries. Such a plan not only determines the vision and relevant strategies but also causes the implementation of appropriate interventions to be coordinated and strengthened to achieve the goals set by partner organizations. The present study mainly aims to report Iran's NRSSP 2021–2031 development protocol. Methods: According to a schedule, the study protocol consists of ten sections: (1) Determining a core planning center, (2) Establishment of a steering committee, (3) Stakeholder identification, (4) Identification and development of Goals and Strategies, (5) Vision development, (6) Establishment of committees, (7) Integration of Goals and Strategies, (8) Goals and Strategies assessment, (9) Action plans development, (10) Monitoring and evaluation. An appropriate study method is performed for each of the concerned steps. Conclusion: The road safety strategy plan is a critical component to promote the effectiveness of activities and achieve the goals determined for road safety purposes. The Decade of Action for Road Safety is just being closed to its end; hence, reviewing and drawing up a road safety document concerning authentic scientific models and evidence is of paramount importance in Iran. The present study takes over the mission to address this gap.


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