عنوان مقاله [English]
Traffic accidents are always a threat to the lives of citizens. Most of these accidents occur at specific locations in cities. Identification of such points is considered to be the first and foremost step in the process of urban safety management. The city of Qom is one of the cities that are known for the number of traffic accidents in the most disaster-prone cities in the country. More than 5,000 crashes are registered in the city of Qom annually. Therefore, the present study, using accident data between 1395 to 1977 and kernel density estimation method, has identified accidental points in Qom city. The results show that most of the accidents occur in the warm seasons of the year, at the beginning and mid-week (Saturday and Tuesday) as well as the late hours of the day and the beginning of the night (16-20 hours). Motorcycles have the highest number of traffic accidents. Lack of attention is also the most important cause of accidents.
In terms of the location of the accidents, the main passages of the 4th district of Qom city include the boulevards of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Boroujerdi, Al-Ghadir, Mohammad Amin and Shahid Sadoughi Street as the most violent blasts in Qom. Also, in general, all roundabouts and intersections at the level of accidental routes, special routes of express buses, squares require technical studies and condition correction.