ISF: Implementation of Third Phase of Traffic Law in Juneإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
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.