Driving Culture in Iran : Law and Society on the Roads of the Islamic Republic, Hardback Book

Driving Culture in Iran : Law and Society on the Roads of the Islamic Republic Hardback


Iran has one of the highest rates of road traffic accidents worldwide and according to a recent UNICEF report, the current rate of road accidents in Iran is 20 times more than the world average.

Using extensive interviews with a variety of Iranians from a range of backgrounds, this book explores their dangerous driving habits and the explanations for their disregard for traffic laws.

It argues that Iranians' driving behaviour is an indicator of how they have historically related to each other and to their society at large, and how they have maintained a form of social order through law, culture and religion.

By considering how ordinary Iranians experience the traffic problem in their cities and how they describe traffic rules, laws, authorities and the rights of other citizens, Driving Culture in Iran provides an original and valuable insight into Iranian legal, social and political culture.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 8 bw integrated
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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  • Category: Crime & criminology
  • ISBN: 9781784534486

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