Video: Turkish woman ‘shrieking’ over traffic fine goes viral
Footage showing a Turkish teacher while screaming at the top of her lungs after she was fined by traffic police has gone viral.
Thousands of social media users shared the footage on Nov. 28, which was filmed as the woman was fined 578 Turkish Liras.
“Please don’t scream, madam,” the policeman is seen while telling the woman during an apparent nervous breakdown.
According to a police source, the incident happened in Istanbul’s Fatih district on Nov. 1 when the teacher, identified only, as Ö.A.T. was stopped by traffic police for a routine check.
The source said that the woman was driving a car without a driver’s license, speaking on the cellphone and not wearing a seat belt. She also failed to provide the car's vehicle inspection report.
One social media user expressed surprise over what he described as "over-reaction from a driver who should have been fined much more heavily."