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.

(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities


Capacity building:
Supporting Lebanon to increase capcity to improve road safety and enforce road traffic laws.

First responders:
Supporting first resonders and enhancing best practice.

Road policing:
Supporting Lebanon to enhance road traffic policing.


EU MENA Programme

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

Risk factors


Members Collaboration

IFRC engagement

Website Carrying out RS activites Interested in expanding RS work
Lebanese Red Cross Yes Yes

National laws

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Speed limit law

Motorcycle helmet law

Child restraint law

Drug-driving law

Drink-driving law

Seat-belt law

Mobile phones while driving law

Crash data

Annual road fatalities


Fatalities per 100K pop. per year




Estimated GDP loss


Registered vehicles


Income group


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