Rules in Iran

Our guide Rasoul told us that there are two rules to obey in Iran:

  1. Be afraid of Allah
  2. Be afraid of drivers of blue trucks

Blue trucks are everywhere. They are about the size of a pickup truck with a cabin and a tray back. The tray is configured in every imaginable way.

They cart hay, animals going to slaughter, furniture, fruit & vegetables going to market, stone & soil, building materials, …

They often have an extra tray over the roof of the cabin to add to the load. I’ve seen goats tied down in that tray.

They crawl up mountain roads and slide down on their brakes.

They consider they have right of way at intersections and will happily overtake each other on freeways. Road rules don’t apply.

And they are all “RGB #0000ff ” blue.

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4 Responses to Rules in Iran

  1. Alex Mifsud says:

    It’s great to see your photos in the blog again Thea. Cheers, Alex.

    • thea says:

      Thanks Alex. I als have some stories up. Pics are included if the is an asterix (*) in the heading.

  2. Is blue a special colour? Good to see your blog is rocking along. I had a promotion going for my books so played with my website. Even managed a link or two.

    • thea says:

      I don’t know why they are blue. It appears there are two truck manufacturers who use the blue colour. The trucks can go anywhere, they are built to last, but they are not Ladas.
      Great to hear about your promotiosn at, Michael.

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