Lebanon Transport: Rules of the Road

Lebanon Transport: Rules of the Road Last updated on Wednesday 21st April 2010

Cars drive on the right of the road. Unless you are familiar with traffic conditions in other crowded Middle Eastern capitals, driving in Lebanon is not recommended. Local drivers are used to the chaotic conditions and the once-good road system now in need of repair, but visitors can find driving in cities a frustrating experience, with traffic jams caused by vehicles stopping anywhere on the road without warning.

The mountain roads are dangerous with lots of narrow hairpin bends, and on the highways drivers zigzag in and out of the lanes at hair-raising speeds. Drivers often overtake on hidden bends and pedestrians haphazardly cross the road wherever they want.

As you like 'Lebanon Transport: Rules of the Road' you may also like following articles . . .

Road Transport in Tunisia

Vehicles drive on the right. The roads are generally good, but drivers are often erratic and unpredictable. Petrol is cheap and there is no shortage of petrol stations. Road signs are...

Road Transport in Jordan

Jordan has an expanding network of roads and highways which is constantly being upgraded. It is now possible to reach every major tourist destination by a modern, hard-surfaced road....

Road Transport in Syria

Syria has a good, modern road network, 95% of which is paved. Public road transport is inexpensive and well scheduled. The government-run Karnak buses connect all major towns and cities;...

Kuwait Transport: Driving Tips

Driving in Kuwait is on the right as in the US. It is an offence to drive in Kuwait without a driving license or car registration documents. If you are stopped and cannot produce them, you...

Road and Rail Transport in Somalia

Somalia's road system is undeveloped. However, there are two good roads from Mogadishu to Burao in the north and Baidoa in the west. The total length of highways in Somalia is 22,100; 2,608...

Road Transport in Iraq

Iraq has a good road network with about 33,240km (20,655 miles) of roads, 72% of which are surfaced. Orange and cream taxis are in service on routes between towns and cities. Taxis can be...

Transport of Libya: Roads

There are about 19,300 km (12,000 miles) of roads in Libya, 56% of which are surfaced. The best roads run along the coast between Tripoli and Tunis in Tunisia; also between Benghazi and...