Global Positioning Specialists (GPS) have recently ranked Lebanon as the most dangerous country for driving.
This alarming distinction is primarily due to Lebanon’s road traffic death rate of 22.6 per 100,000 population, a statistic that reflects the severe challenges faced by drivers in the country.
Additionally, Lebanon experiences a high rate of motor vehicle theft, with GPS data showing 179 thefts per 100,000 population. This problem further complicates the already perilous driving conditions and points to a broader issue of road safety and security in Lebanon.
The poor quality of roads in Lebanon, as highlighted in the GPS report, is another critical factor contributing to the nation’s position at the top of this undesirable list.
The deteriorating road infrastructure coupled with the high fatality and theft rates makes driving in Lebanon a risky proposition.
This report from GPS underscores the urgent need for comprehensive road safety reforms in Lebanon. It highlights the necessity for improvements in road conditions, vehicle security, and overall driving safety standards to protect the lives of Lebanese drivers and pedestrians.