Category Archives: Automotive

ISF Traffic Management On The Zouk – Kaslik Maritime Road

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Every time I am stuck in traffic on the maritime road between Nahr el Kalb and Kaslik, there are assholes who try to go the wrong way, then cut people off and make traffic even worse. I’ve tweeted at the ISF several times before asking them to patrol this road and fine these drivers and it seems they’ve finally decided to do so!

As you can see in the pictures, police cars were deployed along the road and cones were put in the middle of the road. Needless to say, it took us less time to get to Jounieh.

Great job from the ISF! I hope they keep doing it though or just put cones or separators along the way.

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Racing Park Mtein (RPM Lebanon): A New Karting Circuit In Lebanon

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I was told about this circuit a week ago and I just looked it up and found it on Facebook. Racing Park Mtein is expected to open within weeks from now and is presumably the biggest kart track in the Middle East.

Even though Mtein is a bit far, but we needed a new karting track in Lebanon and the circuit looks amazing. I can’t wait to give it a try!

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Picture via Biser3a

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Video Showing Zghorta’s Mayor Toufic Moawad Fatal Car Crash

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LBCI shared today a security camera footage showing the moment Toufic Moawad’s Audi Q7 crashed into a truck on the Dora highway. Looking at the video, and regardless whether the drive had been drinking or fell asleep or was speeding, this truck should not be parked that way on the freaking highway! Moreover and like Yasa has pointed out in the picture below, Toufic could have survived the crash if the proper road safety measures were taken on the back of the truck.

In all cases, whatever we say won’t bring back Toufic who was loved and admired in his hometown.

May he rest in peace.

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Who Closes The Dbayyeh Maritime Road And DownTown Beirut’s Main Road On A Monday?

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It took me almost 2 hours to get to work today because the maritime road in front of the ISF HQ in Dbayyeh was closed due to the military parade planned for their 153rd anniversary. The traffic had almost reached Zouk and cars were barely moving. To make things even worse, the road from Annahar bldg in Beirut was closed due to the parliament session.

The police ended up opening Dbayyeh’s road after realizing the traffic they’ve caused, which is definitely a good sign, but I urge our interior minister, who’s a pragmatic person from what I’ve seen, to put an end to these catastrophic and badly timed road closures. Traffic on a Monday morning is always bad, so it’s definitely not the best day to be closing down busy roads. Celebrations should be strictly held on Sunday mornings or any day of the week in a remote area.

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