Iran is regularly cited by Mongol Rally teams as one of the most friendly countries they pass through but road rage and temper tantrums are a global, if rather unfortunate, human trait. In 2011 a team driving through Tehran stumbled across a spicy exchange on a city highway and took some shocking photos of a truck driver's ever-so-slightly disproportionate reaction to being clipped by a car.
Here's Andrew from Team Follow the Ambulance's
"People reversing full speed the wrong way up a carriageway, cross-roads and roundabouts were a destruction derby. We gave our emergency sirens an urban debut and only entered a red light into five lanes of oncoming traffic once. We survived and what a driving experience it was." they wrote on their blog.
Pre-incident the team spot a gaggle of angry looking men in the distance:
This is what they saw as they approached the group of chaps engaged in an enthusiastic disagreement:
"It appeared that the driver of a truck had become rather unhappy that the car behind had clipped the back of his vehicle" explains Andrew. "The truck was unscathed, but the car had lost it's bumper. It then lost its windows as the crazed truck driver leapt to olympic height to smash them with his feet. It was like the character Dhalsim from Street Fighter on the Nintendo."
Full marks for the dismount, the angry jumpy chap lands with grace to return to the ongoing discussion having made his position fairly clear:
Andrew continues the story: "They then exchanged blows before wrestling to the ground. Co-driver Keith snapped these amazing shots but not wishing to get involved in this one, we chugged on into the Iranian countryside towards Turkmenistan where more chaos awaited."
The team continue their journey through Tehran and onwards towards Mongolia:
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