Lebanese Traffic Laws: The Latest Driver’s License

November 25,2016

New Lebanese traffic laws, yes, they do exist! We all love to hate them. They come in waves, affect us for a while, linger a bit then are forgotten, just like a bad cold. A couple of new ones popped up over the last couple of years.


The latest change on everyone’s mind is the new Lebanese driver’s license. You have surely heard some speculations and worried about the repercussions of the latest announced license and regulations that come with it. Worry not! Karrenn has done some research and compiled everything you need to know about these processes.


New Driver’s License


Say goodbye to that oversized laminated piece of paper that fits in no wallet no matter how hard you try (and believe us, we’ve tried). There’s a new driver’s license in town: it’s smaller and comes with an electronic component. But don’t get too excited, it comes with a new set of rules:

  • You will need to renew it every 10 years
  • This new edition will come with a 12 point system
  • Points will be deducted upon violation (from 1 to 6 points depending on violation)
  • If you run out of points, your license will be taken away for 6 months
  • If the latter happens more than once in 3 years, your license will be taken away for a year
  • If your license is revoked in any of the cases mentioned above, you will be required to go through driving lessons again.


Driving Lessons


Remember our article on “How to get a driving license in Lebanon?” We suggested you opt for a professional driving school and take these lessons very seriously. Well this is going to be even more important since you have to get a certified paper from an accredited driving school insuring you have completed a driving course to present the test.


Yes, we know what you’re thinking; things are getting serious!


What do you think about the new license? What are some other new traffic regulations you’ve heard about?


Don’t hesitate to help out by sharing and letting us know of any upcoming or implemented laws that we may have missed!