Turkmenistan 2017. Black Cars banned from the all-white capital!

Turkmenistan Vehicles Market

Turkmenistan Vehicles Market doubled volumes in the 2017. However, the main facts are the ban to coloured cars from the capital, Ashgabat, the all-white city, decided by the Government. In addition, women are banned to drive causing too car accident!

Ashgabat, the country’s capital, is famously filled with marble buildings — so many it made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013 with 543 new buildings clad with more than 48 million square feet of white marble and the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov,re-elected for a third term on February 2017, believes white is a lucky color.

What’s the point?

Two years ago, it was banned the import of black cars in the country, and now all black and dark-coloured vehicles are banned from the country’s capital Ashgabat, with the culprit cars being seized by police and their owners told they must pay up to the equivalent of one year salary to have them re-painted silver or white.

In addition, according to Daily Mail UK,  women have been banned from driving in the country because they have been accused of causing most car accidents, meaning Turkmenistan replaces Saudi Arabia as the only country in the World where women are not allowed to drive.

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