4 Million Polluting Clunkers Fined in Tehran

4 Million Polluting Clunkers Fined in Tehran
4 Million Polluting Clunkers Fined in Tehran

Over four million smog-inducing vehicles and dilapidated two-wheelers were fined in the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2019) in Tehran for violating the Air Pollution Reduction scheme, the head of Tehran Vehicle Technical Inspection Bureau said.
For commuting in Tehran, vehicles and motorbikes must undergo technical inspection and those disregarding the rule are fined.
Navab Hosseini added, "Captured by traffic surveillance cameras, more than four million drivers were fined for violating the regulations in the last Iranian year. In addition, the traffic police stopped over 380,000 polluting vehicles and revoked their technical inspection licenses," Gostaresh News reported. 
Hosseini said a majority of traffic tickets were issued after the Air Pollution Reduction scheme was launched in November 2018.
Before the scheme was introduced by Tehran Municipality, Traffic Police was lenient with drivers of dilapidated cars and smoke-belching diesel-powered heavy vehicles.
As per the scheme, old cars have been banned in the sprawling city. Violators are fined in the latest attempt at improving the worsening air quality.
All two- and four-wheelers in the metropolis must also undergo inspections and acquire technical conformity papers that show the vehicle meets the required automotive and emission standards.

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