Car Accidents in Lebanon

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The problem of car accidents in Lebanon is becoming a severe issue since the percentage of car accidents is increasing year after year. There are several causes leading to this situation, however they differ in the importance of their implementation. Some of the causes are direct such as: use of seatbelt, texting while driving, speeding, and drinking and driving, while others are indirect such as road infrastructure, rules forced and implemented, and efficiency of driving tests. To reduce the percentage and bad effects of car accidents every citizen must start by changing his driving attitudes and try to implement rules and regulations, therefore to help humanitarian organization in reaching their goals in raising
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Others don’t know what they mean. Driving tests are not appropriate and the section in the traffic law that requires test-takers to learn about and practice using road signs is not applied” (Mary Dhumieres, p.2, December 3,2011).The law of driving includes many rules that are well studied in order to protect the Lebanese citizen from all accidents that would occur with him while driving, and they don’t only protect the driver but everyone around him. One of the most important rules that is not applicable is the use of the seatbelt that should be applied by each driver and the passengers in the car in order to prevent injuries in case of car crashes. Most drivers think that the seatbelt is just important for newborns and children under 5 years; therefore, once their child is above 5 years old they place them in the front seat of the car and without a seatbelt, as a consequence once they hit the brakes of the car suddenly to prevent any accident the child will be injured. In addition, because of the Lebanese belief that seatbelt equals children, they never wear the seatbelt while driving and this is one of the many causes of the increase in death rates of car accidents besides high speed and alcohol. Therefore Lebanese drivers must be aware about the benefits of wearing the seatbelt.”In 2006 alone, more than 15,000 lives were saved because they were wearing their seat belt, and the use of seatbelt reduces the risk of injury in minor accidents by as much as 50

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