Crackdown

Women driving without a veil risk car impoundment in Iran

Iranian women who fail to wear a veil when driving will have their cars impounded for a week and are likely to be fined, say police. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Police in Iran have warned that women caught driving without a veil covering their head could face fines and “their car will be taken to a police compound for a week,” according to the official IRNA news agency. Some could face further investigation from judicial authorities. The new rules are a part of a larger crackdown against traffic violations that could also see male drivers targeted for “driving recklessly, parading in the streets and harassing women.” The hijab, a scarf that covers the head and neck, is required wear for all women — including foreigners — in Iran.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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