ISF: Implementation of Third Phase of Traffic Law in June

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The Internal Security Forces declared Friday that the third phase of the controversial traffic law will be implemented starting June.

ISF said in its communique that the third phase will include “the implementation of the old traffic law according to the new imposed fines,” in addition to the first and second phases, until the end of July.

The fourth phase will be announced at a later stage, the statement added. It urged citizens to abide by the new law and implement it for their safety.

In April, ISF began the implementation of the second phase of the law.

The violations encompassed in the second phase are: failure to wear the seat belt in the driver and passenger seats, failure of motorcyclists to wear a helmet, crossing a red light, driving against traffic, using mobile phones while driving, double-parking in a manner that hinders the flow of traffic, driving a vehicle without a front or rear license plate, driving an unregistered vehicle, using a vehicle for purposes other than the ones it serves, driving a vehicle that a person is not licensed to operate as indicated on their drivers license, performing dangerous driving maneuvers, renting or replacing tires or any other vehicle part for the purpose of deceiving mechanical inspectors, and driving a motorcycle that generates a loud noise.

The first phase, which kicked off in May, included violations linked to speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and reckless driving of motorcyclists.

The controversial law, which angered Lebanese citizens due to the high fines imposed, was set to target major traffic offenses at the beginning of its implementation.

The law, which was adopted by the parliament in 2012, is formed of five categories.

NGOs had hoped that the implementation of the new law would reduce the soaring traffic accidents across the country.

According to YASA, more than eight hundred forty persons are killed in road accidents every year and more than ten thousand are injured.



Comments 6
Thumb blablablablabla 29 May 2015, 11:18

Did anything changed? Not really, Terrorist is still taking his family nicknames Eagle Down, Galaxy, Al Qaida from Texas, Pyjama small boy and all his tribe on a car equipped with the Bomb full options for theirs rides from Raqqa to Lebanon.

Thumb -phoenix1 29 May 2015, 12:13

On paper this law, or rather these sets of laws are fine, no wait, they're great!! But being a daily commuter myself, what do I see on the roads but the same sh*t flying on different days. Like all things in Lebanon, the way that the law is being dispensed is random and aimed purely at the poor and the weak. I've been seeing these motorcyclist with unbelievably loud exhausts and motorists as well, driving like hell was behind them. They'd pass right in front of cops and nothing happens. Same goes for over speeding, and buses and trucks driving at breakneck speeds. Texting is still rampant, the police does nothing, in fact it is a net contributor. We all want our roads to be as safe as possible, but the way our authorities are going it is once again aiming and missing. Shameful to say the least.

Thumb blablablablabla 29 May 2015, 15:44

Or course you were talking about suicide belts and not car's belts :p

Thumb chrisrushlau 29 May 2015, 17:56

The law penalizing driving while Shia has been confirmed by Lebanon's high court, the Constitutional Prophetic Council, and it described the death penalty in this case as "really too light, considering the threat to coexistence and equality posed by Shias on the roads, but this is all the penalty Lebanese law allows."

Thumb -phoenix1 30 May 2015, 20:55

Chris kirmel Allah come back to earth.

Thumb freedomarch 31 May 2015, 00:52

controversial ? Seat belt law, helmet and ouch speeding tickets.. poor when politics enters deep into people's heads.