Document Type : Letter to the editor


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

2 Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR. Iran


Education is a complex issue and there is a need to consider a several factors to provide an effective training program. Regarding the issue of road traffic crashes, there are some contradictory findings about the efficacy of education, which may cause mistrust among professional circles and experts.

Some scientists believe that most of the training programs do not necessarily cover all aspects of crashes and only address some of the concerns. Road traffic crashes are a multidimensional issue and can be influenced by various political, economic, social and cultural factors, and thus the efficacy of an education program can be reduced. The low efficiency of educational programs can have several reasons, which are mentioned briefly below:
1. Non-use of Specific Educational Theory
2. Non-use of Various Methods for Providing the Educational Content
3. Insufficient Attention to the Causation Network of Traffic Crashes
4. Insufficient Knowledge of Audience


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