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Friday, October 22, 2004

Iranian road rage

"TEHRAN (Reuters) - An incensed Iranian motorist doused his car in petrol and set it ablaze with a match after picking up a parking ticket, media reported Wednesday.

The ISNA student news agency posted photographs of the charred shell of the car on its Web site and quoted witnesses describing the driver's frantic but fruitless pleas to the parking attendant not to issue a ticket.

"Extremely angry, he took a jerrycan of petrol out of the boot and set fire to his car," ISNA quoted a witness in poor south Tehran as saying.

Fines have increased heavily since March in an attempt to bring Iran's reckless drivers into line. Road rage is common on the gridlocked streets of Tehran
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Whoa, buddy. Come and live for a month in South Africa, and you'll probably torch yourself to death. I know if I lived in Iran, I'd probably have gone through a fair whack of Fiestas already. I can't really imagine what the moron was trying to accomplish - although at least he won't get anymore tickets for reckless driving.

Shit, imagine what would happen at a Tehranian road block?






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