According to the Internal Security Forces numbers (Source: Annahar), car accidents dropped by 20,62% in 2016 when compared to 2015. The last 12 months (Up to December 21) witnessed 3318 accidents which resulted in 4495 injuries and 448 casualties whereas 2015 witnessed 4180 accidents which resulted in 5525 injuries and 564 casualties.
On every end of year, there are new campaigns asking people to drive carefully and try make New Year’s Even accident-free and this year is no different. The ISF and TMC Lebanon have been tweeting for the past few days giving out safety instructions and asking people to avoid driving if their car is not equipped for slippery roads or if they are under the influence of alcohol.
Uber Beirut will probably come up with a promo code for NYE so make sure you download the app as well. You have no excuses not to call a cab if you can’t drive back home. #كفانا_بقى and 3a 2bel ma nchoufkoun bil 2017!