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Road Safety Measures for Norouz Holiday Season

T he Traffic Police has envisaged measures to make road trips safer during the upcoming Norouz holidays. Plans include deploying extra officers throughout the country and establishing emergency response centers.

Norouz, the Persian New Year, holidays (March 20-April 2), is the main extended holiday season in Iran when many people hit the roads to meet family and friends.

The disturbing side is that during the annual travel season hundreds of lives are cut short due to road accidents. To curb the outrageously high road mortality rates the Traffic Police implements preventive measures.
 

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Iran Traffic Police to Get Tough During Norouz Travel Season



Traffic Police will impound dilapidated cars during the Norouz holiday season (March 21-April 2).

Cars plying the roads and highways across the country and lacking the mandatory technical inspection tests will be stopped, Asb-e Bokhar reported.

General Ali Asghar Mehri, a senior Traffic Police officer says vehicles will be strictly monitored by his colleagues stationed on the highways and via traffic surveillance cameras.

"Vehicles breaching the rules will be impounded," Mehri said.

The move is in line with the road safety measures envisaged by the police to make road trips safer during the annual holidays.

Measures include deploying extra officers throughout the country and setting up rest areas, roadside health centers, shops plus auto service centers along with emergency response teams.

Furthermore, all construction work on urban and intercity roadways will be banned during the two-week holiday.

Norouz, the Persian New Year is the main extended holiday season in Iran when many families hit the roads to meet friends and relatives.

https://financialtribune.com/articl...lice-to-get-tough-during-norouz-travel-season
 

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Road Safety First

Motorists have been urged to: respect speed limits, avoid overtaking from the wrong side, not to use the cellphone behind the wheel, always wear their seatbelt and not drive when feeling drowsy and fatigued



H oping to help promote road safety and spread public awareness during the annual Norouz holiday season (March 20-April 2), the Iranian Red Crescent Society has launched an online campaign that has gone viral.

Participants in the campaign, dubbed “Behraft” are required to sign an entente whereby the commit to strictly observe traffic rules. They are also encouraged to share the entente on social media platforms calling on others to join.

The entente is short and only includes five articles as per which motorists commit themselves: to respect speed limits, avoid overtaking from the wrong side, not to use the cellphone behind the wheel, always wear their seatbelt and not drive when feeling sleepy.

https://financialtribune.com/articles/people/97258/road-safety-first
 
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