Iran needs to scrap 4.7 million old motorbikes
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 1
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Service life of at least 4.7 million of motorcycles in Iran has ended and they should be scrapped, Iranian traffic police chief, Brigadier General Taqi Mehri said.
About 11 million motorcycles are used in Iran, Mehri said, ISNA news agency reported Nov. 1.
He said the use of electric bikes should be promoted in the country.
The official further said that motorbike incidents claimed the lives of 7000 people in Iran in 2006, adding that the figure has been decreased to 3700 in 2015.
Production of motorbikes in Iran has plunged from 1.5 million in 2006 to less than 400,000 in 2015, according to Abolfazl Hejazi, head of the Syndicate for Motorbike Producers of Iran.
Hejazi earlier said that the syndicate is ready to replace old motorbikes with new ones in a bid to fight air pollution.