Heavy fines for Iran's reckless drivers


Iran's ministry of roads and traffic has introduced a new set of heavier fines to reduce the number of road accidents in the country.

According to a survey conducted by the World Health Organisation in 2010 - Iran ranks 11th in the world in road traffic injuries.

Among the list of heavier driving-crime-fines are offences such as driving on pavements or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Some of the footage in this report has been obtained from social media web sites.

Karen Zarindast reports.

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