Every year, approximately 650* people are reported as killed due to road traffic crashes in Lebanon, however the actual number is approximated to be more than 1,000* people. As a result of the growing number of road traffic accidents, the ongoing economic cost is considerable, estimated at 3.2%* – 4.8%* of Lebanon’s GDP.
There are no policies in place to separate and protect vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, who are disproportionately affected by road traffic crashes and account for 43%* of all road fatalities – an increase from 33% in 2013.
To date, Lebanon has implemented a selection of proven road safety best practices, however many are poorly enforced. Seat-belt laws are not applicable to front and rear seat occupants, thus only 14%* of front seat passengers are noted as wearing seat-belts.
There is no available information on a fatality reduction target in Lebanon.
Supporting Lebanon to increase capcity to improve road safety and enforce road traffic laws.
Supporting first resonders and enhancing best practice.
Supporting Lebanon to enhance road traffic policing.
As part of the overall EuroMed regional project on Road, Rail, and Urban Transport programme, the 2011-2014 EU funded project aimed to contribute to the reduction of road crash death and injury in targeted countries and pilot communities.
Road user groups
|Website||Carrying out RS activites||Interested in expanding RS work|
|Lebanese Red Cross||Yes||Yes|
Lead agency: —
Speed limit law
Motorcycle helmet law
Child restraint law
Mobile phones while driving law
Annual road fatalities
Fatalities per 100K pop. per year
Estimated GDP loss
Source: WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015
26 November 2014
27 February 2014
3 February 2011