A car drives against the traffic in a street in Beirut, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanon's Shura Council Tuesday annulled a Cabinet decision that had suspended the implementation of a long-awaited traffic law, putting the road rules into immediate effect, although doubts remained as to whether they could be properly enforced.The council's decision came in response to a petition put forward by the Roads for Life association, which has been working to overturn a government decision last year that put Traffic Law 243 on the backburner. The security body will be given a year to equip itself to enforce the new fines, with the old law being used in the meantime.The most severe offenses, which will incur a prison sentence of one month to two years and fines from LL1 million to LL3 million, include exceeding the speed limit by 60 kph, driving without a license, and driving with a blood alcohol level of more than 1 gram per liter of blood.
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