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Hariri asks state employees to follow traffic laws.

Summary: State institutions should remind their staff to drive safely on Lebanon's roads, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said. In a memo issued Monday, the premier reminded "all public institutions, administrations, municipalities, the security forces and [the] military" to instruct their staff on the importance of driving safely and respecting the traffic law.

BEIRUT: State institutions should remind their staff to drive safely on Lebanon's roads, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said. In a memo issued Monday, the premier reminded "all public institutions, administrations, municipalities, the security forces and [the] military" to instruct their staff on the importance of driving safely and respecting the traffic law. The Internal Security Forces said in a statement Monday morning that it had issued 7,279 speeding tickets over the past week. Lebanon's traffic law, which came into effect in 2015, is relatively comprehensive, including stipulations such as wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle and putting children under 5 in a car seat. However, it is rarely applied, and Ramzi Salameh, the secretary of the government's National Road Safety Council, has said that it still requires "hundreds of pages" of paperwork to be drawn up. Hariri's memo also requested that each department put forward an employee to work with the council to ensure that laws and regulations are properly applied. The council, launched under Hariri in March 2018 and comprising a number of ministers and experts, aims to create a strategy to improve the safety of Lebanon's roads, primarily by ensuring the implementation of the traffic law.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
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Date:Aug 6, 2019
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