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Driving in Lebanon Like many of the countries in the "Driving in Guides", the editor of this website has either driven in or has been a passenger. In Lebanon a country visited in 2019, we do not have a full page guide and this information is expressed from a personal view and experiences without showing any legal requirements of the "rules of the road".

Brief information: Drive on right and overtake on left.

Not everyone appears to wear seat belts as you will find from numerous taxi drivers. Mobile phones appear to be used a lot by drivers on the move.

Driving in a large city like Beirut takes a lot of courage, however once outside there is less traffic and calmer although on a dual carriageway overtaking appears to happen on both sides of a vehicle.

Although the main highway between Beirut and Tripoli in the north is described as a motorway with green and white signage, it is really similar to a dual carriageway in many other countries with shops, petrol stations and residence along the route that are not found by taking an exit off the road, but by pulling over to the side of the road.

You will also find a lot of drivers use their hirm a great deal.

There are roadblocks outside some towns, in the mountains and in certain towns manned by army and police.

Pedestrians should try and use a proper crossing, particularly in a major town or city.

Public transport: There are not any large public buses, only small extended mini bus types, no trains so getting around involves taking a taxi or hiring a car, or hiring a car and driver if a visitor is making a long journey.

Currency: The Lebanese Pound and the US $ dollar is also used and both currencies can normally be obtained from an ATM.

In summary a delightful country to visit with excellent food, great hospitality, very friendly people, local wine and craft beer.

October 2019

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Each year, thousands of Britons are injured in road accidents while on holiday. If youíre injured in a road accident abroad and donít have valid insurance cover, you could face costly medical bills.

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Mobile Phones - in the majority of countries worldwide it is an offence to use a hand held mobile phone whilst driving and hands free equipment is not to reliable or always legal. Don't risk using one as you can receive a heavy fine in most countries and more important cause a serious accident.

Seat Belts are compulsory in front and rear seats in cars, vans, motorhomes in most countries. There are also restrictions on children sitting in front seats without a proper restraint in many countries. Make sure you always wear a seat belt as a driver or passenger (and that includes passengers in taxis and mini buses)

Drink Drive Laws - Examples of what can be drunk at present

It is not a lot and in some countries even to drink the glass on the right would be breaking the law if you drove afterwards in others a sip would be too much see "Wine" below. In many African, South American countries and European countries you cannot drive after drinking alcohol. This is Zero level.

"Wine - even a sip will send you over the limit and invalidate your insurance in Parkistan, Cuba, Indonesia, Romania, Jordan and Nigeria, according to Rhinocarhire.com which produces a comprehensive guide." The A to Z of car hire - The Independent - August 2010

With so many countries now have a very low limit (small glass of wine) or Zero consumption, It is better to avod drinking alcohol if you are going to drive.

See this guide for further information

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See also:

So how much can you drink and still be able to drive safely? - The Independent (UK) June 2010 - Click Here to go to site

See the guide below for further information

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