Despite criticism, Lebanon starts implementing new traffic law on speed limits, higher fines

April 22, 2015 9:53 AM

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BEIRUT – Lebanon has started implementing a new traffic law that includes speed limits and mandatory seat belts in what officials hope is a move that will reduce deaths from road accidents.

Traffic policemen handed out pamphlets to motorists at main Beirut intersections on Wednesday, advising them on new fines in case of violations.

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