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Iran has a novel solution for reducing traffic accidents: Camel license plates

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Iranian officials, frustrated by their nation's high rate of traffic accidents, identified the high number of camels sharing the road with cars as a contributing factor. As a result, the Iranian government will now begin issuing license plates to camels in an effort to track and punish offending camel riders. 100,000 camels have already been registered, and the government is hoping to add 35,000 more dromedaries to the registry soon.

"First of all, do you get pulled over on a camel?" Doc Thompson wonders. "Does the cop ride up, and they're like, 'OK, pull it over. Alright. License? Registration?' Does that happen? I don't know if you even get pulled over on a camel."

After Kal Elsebai asks if Doc has ever seen a police chase targeting a camel, Doc responds, "I haven't, but I'll tell you what. I'd like to see that. I'd like to see that a lot. Somebody riding a camel through suburban Los Angeles for like four hours, running from the po-po. I'd like to see that."

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