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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-95

Effect of law enforcement system (Saher) on maxillofacial injuries caused by road traffic accidents in Riyadh

1 Department Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Riyadh Elm Universty, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Raed S Almanea
Riyadh Elm Universty, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjos.SJOralSci_3_18

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Background: Road traffic accident (RTA) is one of the major causes of facial injuries apart from other body injuries. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of law enforcement system (LES) on maxillofacial injuries caused by RTAs in Riyadh. Materials and Methods: The objective was achieved by conducting a comparison of RTA - related facial injuries before and after the introduction of Saher. A retrospective study on patients admitted to Prince Sultan Medical City Oral and maxillofacial surgery department of 10 years divided equally before and after the introduction of the LES. Data were collected from the hospital's electronic database regarding the patients' age, sex, gender, date, time, and type of injury. Results: The severity and the number of injuries from RTAs were considerably reduced with the introduction of the system. Conclusion: LES plays a huge role toward controlling how road users use the roads and consequently, the number of accidents reported.

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