To see the most beautiful place in Lebanon, foreign visitors should rent a car. International driving permits are required for foreign visitors who are planning to drive in Lebanon.
The main road traffic rules:
- Driving is on the right hand side of the road.
- Seat belts when driving are mandatory.
- The use of a cell phone without a hands-free system while driving is prohibited.
- Drivers must obedient to traffic control devices.
- Drivers must stop at all military checkpoints.
- Stopping at sidewalk area is forbidden.
- Pedestrians on crosswalks always have right of way.
- Every driver must obey to a signal or direction of a police officer.
Lebanese Road Traffic Signs
Driving Overseas - Short Information
- For hire a vehicle in Lebanon, a driver must be at least 21 years old and have held a driver license for 2 years or more. Some rental companies require charging extra from drivers under 25 years old.
- There are no toll roads in Lebanon.
- As a rule, on-street parking has a maximum duration of 2 hours.
- While operating a car, drivers must carry their valid driver licenses, car registration and insurance documents.
- The police phone number is 125.
- Local drivers very often exceed the speed limits and do not respect other traffic rules. As accidents are common, driving is very hazardous in Lebanon.
- It is not permitted to place injurious material or obstruction on the street.
- Road rules are effectively non-existent.
- The Lebanese like to hoot so horns are common used.
- On Lebanese roads, any driver must focus on what is in front of his car and what is coming in from the sides.
- To avoid a head-on collision, drivers should approach every blind bend wide and slowly as someone may overtake in that moment.
- There is no right of way on most intersections.