Iran cleric says bad driving a sin as 700 die over new year

Iran cleric says bad driving a sin as 700 die over new yearSome 700 people were killed over the Persian new year on roads in Iran, which are among the deadliest in the world despite Islamic leaders declaring bad driving a sin. The two-week break for Nowruz that ended at the weekend actually saw a 12-percent improvement on last year’s death toll, police chief Taghi Mehri said on Tuesday. “Violating traffic laws is a sin, and following these rules is a religious duty,” said Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi last week.



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