Drivers to face fines for noise, rubbish-throwing
By The Daily Star
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
BEIRUT: A new traffic law will fine people who throw rubbish out of their cars and drivers of vehicles that emit polluting smoke or irritating noises, Beirut MP Mohammad Qabbani said Tuesday after announcing that a parliamentary committee has finished revamping the current legislation.
“This law is strict in several points of which I will only mention two: throwing tissue paper, empty bottles and other waste [on the street] … will be fined by LL350,000 to be paid within 15 days, and if the deadline is not respected, it will go up to LL450,000,” Qabbani said, adding that any person refusing to pay would be referred to judiciary.
“Similarly, [owners] of cars that emit polluting smoke or noises that annoy other people on the street and surrounding neighborhoods will be fined up to LL350,000 and the vehicle will be confiscated,” added the lawmaker, who addressed reporters at the Parliament after chairing the parliamentary subcommittee that reformed the current traffic law.
This is FANTASTIC news! Finally, some real progress.